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Barbican Gallery

Barbican Centre | Silk Street, London London EC2, England
+44 20 7638 8891
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Japanese House Exhbition

A fantastic visit to Barbican Art to see the Japanese House post 1945 exhibition. Immersive... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Japanese House Exhibition

I went there last Monday, because I couldn't find anything else interesting to do and had a great... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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Barbican Centre | Silk Street, London London EC2, England
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+44 20 7638 8891
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

A fantastic visit to Barbican Art to see the Japanese House post 1945 exhibition. Immersive experience complete with aspects of houses to explore - the tea room was a highlight as was the carefully crafted lighting which casts shadows in the most surprising corners. Not...More

Thank Artyhat
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I went there last Monday, because I couldn't find anything else interesting to do and had a great experience. I learned a lot about Japanese architecture, culture, the way of thinking and daily life in Japan, very interesting stuff. If you are interested in architecture...More

Thank TopCathy
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great performances and activities happening all year, and a good spot to have coffee and meet friends in a rainy days.

Thank Barbara V
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Visited exhibition at the The gallery (The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined). What a dull dreary experience. Overly dark, silent as a library, unsmiling staff, no discernible flow to exhibits ... managed to get to the 2nd floor and finally decided it was so like walking around...More

Thank Fargo2016
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The Barbican Gallery is a great place to go. We went here for an exhibition and it's a great place to visit.

Thank Bernard v
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The gallery is a part of highly functional Barbican Center which is always interesting for its exhibitions. It is well-organized, with knowledgeable staff and I never miss a chance to visit an exhibition here - it is among the best galleries in the city.

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 12 June 2016

A friend and I had both wanted to see the Strange and Familiar exhibition and I am so glad we were able to go. The exhibition was laid out in a really interesting way around the gallery with little nooks. Different lighting was used for...More

Thank wherelolawent
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The Barbican Gallery is harder to get to than some of London's more familiar museums but always has interesting exhibitions and occasionally blockbuster shows like this one. Room after room of top international photographers showing their perspectives on Britain - any one would be a...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Went to see Imran Qureshi show today and in the midst of appreciating these beautiful art installation suddenly there was an awful attendant asking me to leave because I wore a ruck sack. There were others wearing same and were left alone. Terrible experience that...More

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BarbicanCentre, General Manager at Barbican Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The comfort and safety of our audiences and staff is always paramount. As part of our security measures we have reinforced our restrictions on bags inside our venues. To assist visitors, we endeavour to inform customers before their arrival at...More

Reviewed 26 February 2016

the gallery is beautiful. I love the surrondings of the barbican centre, its so 70's and kept it that way, but you feel you have the modern services. they have great events always look out

Thank Christian N
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