We want everyone, from all communities in the UK and abroad, to explore the work, lives and contribution of British and European artists of Jewish descent alongside their national and international peer groups and from within the artistic and social context of our cultural heritage.
Ben Uri's Chief Executive, David Glasser, talks about the history and purpose of Ben Uri today.
“Ben Uri has become an important element in the presentation of modern art in London”
Sandy Nairne, Director National Portrait Gallery
Addressing contemporary issues through art
Ben Uri is an educational art museum, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all whom it impacts. We embrace a broad and fully inclusive role in today’s society and address contemporary issues through art and social history. Let Ben Uri inspire, educate and entertain you.
How you can access the Ben Uri Collection
We enable broad and straightforward physical and visual access to the Ben Uri Collection through location, publication, Internet and outreach work. We do this by offering:
The Ben Uri Collection through exhibitions, research, and a programme of conservation and acquisition.
Temporary exhibitions, for instance by curating, touring and hosting important internationally-focused exhibitions of the widest artistic appeal that, given the museum's focus on artists of Jewish descent, would not be seen anywhere else in the UK Current exhibition
A range of existing publications about our artists, plus the ongoing commissioning of academic research on our artists and their work. Online shop - Catalogues
Our Library and Archive, a resource dating from the turn of the 20th century which documents and traces the artistic and social development of Ben Uri's artists.
Our gallery education programme for teachers, schools and families including free visits, art workshops and schools exhibitions Schools and Teachers
National learning online resources for schools including Holocaust Education Through Visual Art and Art in the Ben Uri Colllection websites and teaching packs, all of which are free of charge to schools Free Learning Resources
Art and Wellbeing programmes including art workshops in the local community Community Projects
Supporting and nurturing artists, for example through our monthly artist peer group programmes and our International Jewish Artists of the Year Awards competition. Artist Development Programme
This website, which gives access to online learning tools, news on events and exhibitions, plus access to a gallery showing the work of a selection of our artists. Collection
Permanent exhibition space needed
To continue our objectives and fulfill the museum’s potential, Ben Uri desperately needs to relocate to the heart of central London. We are currently seeking a permanent museum and exhibition space that will be both an international centre of scholarship and an exciting hub of activity for our local communities. Can you help? Support us now.
Please donate online through:
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From 20 September 2014 – New weekend opening hours Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm
Closed for the following Jewish holidays:
Thursday 25 September 2014: Closed
Friday 26 September 2014: Closed
Thursday 9 October 2014: Closed
Friday 10 October 2014: Closed
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Thursday 16 October 2014: Closed
Friday 17 October 2014: Closed
How to travel to Ben Uri
By rail: Underground stations St Johns Wood, Swiss Cottage, and Maida Vale are about 15 minutes walk away; West Hampstead and Kilburn High Road London Overground stations are also within walking distance.
By bus: Buses 189 and 139 stop at the junction of Abbey Road and Boundary Road. Bus 31 Stops at the junction of Belsize Road and Abbey Road, a short walk from Boundary Road. Go to Transport for London to plan your journey by rail or bus.
Driving: There is metered car parking on Boundary Road and there is also a disabled parking bay in Boundary Road.