Welcome to the Archive Room

Discover more about the history of the South London Gallery, its past exhibitions and art collection, and the local area. The displays in the Archive room will evolve over time. If you have memories you would like to share with us, please do get in touch at archive@southlondongallery.org.

SLG History

SLG History

The origins of the South London Gallery lie in the South London Working Men's College, established by William Rossiter in 1868, which evolved into a Free Library and Art Gallery.

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Fire Station

Fire Station

Built in 1867, the former Peckham Road Fire Station is a striking example of Victorian domestic Gothic architecture.

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Contemporary Collection

Contemporary Collection

Our contemporary collection includes self-portraits by a range of artists, works relating to the local area and the South London Gallery's exhibitions programme.

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Historic Collection

Historic Collection

The South London Gallery’s historic art collection contains more than 5,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, coins and textiles.

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