Ben Uri Collection

Free to all

An art museum and educational charity, the Ben Uri Collection houses the world's largest selection of work by artists of European Jewish descent.

The Ben Uri Collection is Europe's most significant collection dedicated to the artistic contributions of immigrants and refugees. Founded in 1915 in Whitechapel, it initially concentrated on works by Jewish artists who had emigrated to Britain. Since the early 2000s, however, the scope has broadened to encompass immigrant artists from all backgrounds, reflecting the rich tapestry of British culture.

Artistic treasures

The Ben Uri collections span over 120 years and is composed of some 440 artists from 44 countries, representing a remarkable range of styles and periods. Among the artists featured are Marc Chagall, whose dreamlike paintings explore Jewish identity and folklore, and sculptor Jacob Epstein. The collection also showcases British artists David Bomberg, Emmanuel Levy and Leon Kossoff, renowned for his gritty and evocative portraits of London life, and women artists including Eva Frankfurther, Edith Kiss and Jacqueline Nicholls.

More than just paintings

The Ben Uri Collection extends beyond paintings and sculptures to include a significant archive of drawings, prints, and documents that offer a deeper understanding of the featured artists and their creative processes. This archival material provides valuable insights into the social and political contexts that shaped their work.

Search for artworks online

Not only a physical venue in St John’s Wood, The Ben Uri Collection is also fully digitised and searchable online, allowing visitors from around the world to explore its riches.

Visitor information


Ben Uri Collection

108a Boundary Road, Off Abbey Road, London, Greater London, NW8 0RH
020 7604 3991

Free to all

Opening times

Open Wednesday-Friday from 10 am to 5.30 pm

Exclusions and safety measures

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Visitor information

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