Visiting the exhibition

The exhibition is free and open daily (9am – 5pm)

To organise viewing at other times:

  • 01223 338 999

How to find us

Directions to Girton College

Disabled parking is available at Girton.

We regret that not all parts of the exhibition are easily accessible to the disabled.

People's Portraits

In 2000, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters mounted a millennial exhibition entitled People’s Portraits. The idea was to represent ordinary people from all walks of life, and thereby offer a picture of the United Kingdom as it moved from the 20th century into the 21st. The resulting collection is rich in the diversity of its subjects. The artists are all members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

This exciting and original collection has been housed at Girton College since 2002 as a long-term loan. The concept of this exhibition chimes well with the College ethos of community and interest in art. New portaits by members of the RP are added to the collection every year, and there are now around 50 paintings in the exhibition. The exhibition is open to the public every day between 9am and 5pm.

School classes and families are most welcome, and we have an activity pack for primary and secondary school age groups.

*NB Due to the College Ball some portraits will be removed between 12th-23rd March