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Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, England
+44 20 7522 7888
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For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Lucien Freud, Gilbert & George and Mark Wallinger.With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, dining room and bookshop, the newly expanded Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.The Gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, plays a central role in London’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter.
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77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, it is free entry but you do have to pay for special exhibitions and it was not clear what was free. However the space is brilliant and the range of exhibitions superb. It is contemporary, cutting edge so some missed me totally others were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful exhibitions but most of the rooms are paying... Free access, there is not much to see. We make fast the tour. The facade of the building is very attractive!

Thank Juliette C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn’t even know that this place existed but went in today as I was in the area. It was interesting to see but it’s not really my sort of gallery. I would say that it’s an ok place to go and have a look...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I read a review several weeks ago which slaughtered the Mark Dion exhibition. It suggested Dion had failed to move his practice forward and could no longer challenge toe to toe with his contemporary Damien Hirst. Even though - maybe because - I have no...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

The good thing about the Whitechapel Gallery is that it has a tube exit right next door,making escape all the easier. It has a nice staircase. That's the sum total of its positives. There was a room full of meaningful skipping ropes, but each to...More

Thank MissMandalay
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

First visit for ages. Bemused entering the gallery from one side of Whitechapel Underground station and exiting the other side. Having watched the documentaries about the Elizabeth line construction, I wanted to see the art exhibits. I'm not sure what I expected but this slightly...More

Thank Sotontraveller
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Enjoyed the journey through the Mark Dion exhibition culminating in the luminous cabinet of wonders. Loved it. Plenty space and room to enjoy, sit and read books in the Naturalist’s Study and investigate the Thames Dig exhibits. Sometimes, as a visitor to an art exhibition,...More

1  Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Conveniently located near Aldgate East tube station, this small public art gallery is well worth a browse if you are in the area.

Thank Kai-HT
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

A modern art exhibition I just stepped into by chance. Not really properly advertised but still a place to visit if you are taking a walk in Whitechapel

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

I had wanted especially to see Ruff's photographs. Really intreging exhibition, which was very well presented. Ruff has an outstanding ability in the presentation of the images and their enhancement using various digital enhancement. Loved the various works. Very interesting selection of themes in the...More

Thank Aidan G
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