Bishopsgate Institute

Bishopsgate Institute
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Bishopsgate Institute is based in a beautiful Grade II* listed building in central London. Since 1895, we have provided an independent meeting place for people with shared interests to learn about a vast array of subjects.

We offer a diverse range of activities, including: a library which holds important collections on the history of London and the labour, co-operative, freethought and humanist movements, a Courses for Adults programme and a programme of Cultural Events which range from music concerts to talks and debates.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive, Heritage site

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 9.30-17.30

Closed: Sat, Sun

Admission charges


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.

Dogs of the First World War Exhibition

  • Until 26 June 2015 *on now

Come along to the Dogs of the First World War exhibition exploring the role of dogs as both companions and workers during the years 1914-18.

The exhibition is inspired by the Libby Hall Collection held in the archive at Bishopsgate Institute. The collection is a treasure trove of canine-related photographs and postcards, essential viewing for dog-lovers and social historians alike.

Between 1966 and 2008, Libby Hall collected old photographs of dogs, acquiring thousands of images to assemble what is possibly the largest number of canine pictures ever gathered by one person. From this unique collection of remarkable private photographs and commercial postcards Libby Hall has selected her favourite images to reveal the unique bond between man and dog in our Dogs of the First World War exhibition.

Dogs of the First World War postcards are also available.


Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
City of London






Reception, Administration, Grants, and Cultural Events Enquiries

020 7392 9200

Bishopsgate Library

020 7392 9270


Reception, Administration, Grants, and Cultural Events Enquiries

020 7392 9250

Bishopsgate Library

020 7392 9275

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