Morley College and Morley Gallery

Morley College and Morley Gallery
61 Westminster Bridge Road
Greater London


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Morley College is one of London's largest providers of adult education. In addition to our extensive range of part-time day, evening and weekend courses we run a busy programme of events, concerts, performances, family activities and exhibitions throughout the year.

Our professional exhibition space, Morley Gallery, is open to the public and hosts exhibitions showcasing the talents on Morley staff and students as well as exhibitions by independent artists and external organisations.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Library

Opening hours

Opening hours vary. Visitors are advised to visit to check before visiting.

Admission charges


Getting there

By train: The nearest underground stations are Lambeth North (3 minute walk) and Waterloo (10 minute walk)

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Backlit Studios

Exhibition | House of the Flying Wheel

  • 15 January — 4 February 2015 *on now

Morley Gallery hosts the touring exhibition ‘House of the Flying Wheel’ from Backlit Gallery in Nottingham. Curated by Matthew Chesney and John Harris, the exhibition explores the legacy of Samuel Morley through five contemporary artists. All working in different media, film, light, sculpture and installation, this engaging exhibition challenges a more conventional celebration of the life of Morley College’s patron and benefactor.
The exhibition reinterprets the heritage of Morley, his radical approach in the 1800’s, his political actions in the abolition movement to end slavery and his ethos of giving fair wages and free education to the working class.


Free admission


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Penny Lecture

Penny Lecture | Cosmic Quest: From Babylon to the Big Bang

  • 28 January 2015 6:30-8pm

For thousands of years humankind has sought to find our place in the Cosmos. Starting with superstition, astronomy has flourished into the most all-embracing of the sciences.

Its progress has been lead by inspirational characters that have pushed our knowledge of the heavens, forever testing the limits of our imagination in the quest to understand the Universe.

This presentation concentrates on the people and personalities who have asked questions about the Cosmos over the millennia.

With each question answered, dozens appear as if from nowhere: black holes, dark matter, planets around other stars, and the ultimate future of our Universe.


Entry: one penny on the door - first come first served basis


Morley Chamber Orchestra

Morley Chamber Orchestra

  • 5 February 2015 7:45-9pm

Morley Chamber Orchestra opens its first concert of 2015 with two of Dvorak’s rarely-performed ‘Legends’ from 1881. The rest of the programme is devoted to two of the most popular works from the nineteenth century: Schubert’s ‘Unfinished Symphony’ and Schumann’s heroic Konzertstuck for 4 Horns, for which the Morley Chamber orchestra will be joined by a quartet of leading soloists.

Directed by Charles Peebles

Matthew Sackman, Sabrina Pullen, Martin Priestley and Jeremy Garside.


Free entry, no booking required


Penny Lecture

Penny Lecture | The unfinished battle for LGBTI rights in the UK

  • 26 February 2015 6:30-8pm

Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights, democracy and LGBT freedom since 1967. In this Penny Lecture, Tatchell will explore the questions surrounding LGBTI rights in the 21st Century.


Tickets 1p on the door. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Getting there

By train: The nearest underground stations are Lambeth North (3 minute walk) and Waterloo (10 minute walk)