CC Image courtesy of Harrow School by Diamond Geezer Joannes Sayer, 1770 © Old Speech Room Gallery Harrow School

Old Speech Room Gallery, Harrow School

The Old Speech Room Gallery at Harrow School was built in 1819-21 as a chamber in which to encourage public speaking. It was converted into a gallery by Alan Irvine in 1976 as a repository for the School's varied and distinguished collection of antiquities and fine art.

The Old Speech Room houses the School’s collections of Egyptian, Greek and Etruscan antiquities; sculpture, oil paintings, prints and watercolours; Japanese prints; Coptic textiles; natural history; stamps; rare books; coins and medals, as well as collections relating to Old Harrovians such as Churchill, Byron, Sheridan, Codrington and Cecil Beaton.

Temporary exhibitions change every term. Boys from the OSRG Arts Society assist the Curator in the production of the permanent and temporary displays.

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: Outer


  • Old Speech Room Gallery
  • Harrow School
  • Harrow on the Hill
  • Middlesex
  • HA1 3HP


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 5

  • Underground

    • Harrow-on-the-Hill

    National Rail

    • Harrow-on-the-Hill

    Bus Numbers

  • 258, H17, 395, H10

FREE Admission

Open Hours
Monday 14:30pm 17:00pm
Tuesday 14:30pm 17:00pm
Wednesday 14:30pm 17:00pm
Thursday 14:30pm 17:00pm
Friday 14:30pm 17:00pm
Open during term times, check museum website for details.

Contact Details

Phone 020 8872 8021
Website Old Speech Room Gallery, Harrow School
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