Art and exhibitions

Visiting St Martin – Art - Art old and new

Trafalgar Square is well known as the location for the world famous art collections in the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery. But in the Crypt of St Martin’s we have our own special space for art lovers.

The Gallery in the Crypt’s dramatic 18th century architecture makes a stunning backdrop to display modern art and photography. Exhibitions are open to the public on Monday-Tuesday 8.00am- 8.00pm, Wednesday 8.00am-6.00pm, Thursday-Saturday 8.00am-9.00pm and Sunday 11.00am-6.00pm. If we have to close the Gallery for a private event the details will be listed here.

From 2016  the Gallery will be home to a semi-permanent display of art works from the Saint John’s Bible. St Martin’s was donated a set of the Heritage editions of the Saint John’s Bible (currently on display in the foyer). Given the huge variety of beautiful illustrations in the Bible the display will change in format throughout the year. From time to time this exhibition will be interspersed with occasional shows that support causes that are close to the work of St Martin’s or are closely linked with charities that we work with in our day to day life.

Sunday 2 July – Sunday 20 August

In the Foyer

Zena Assi

I AM is a peacebuilding art exhibition organised by CARAVAN that showcases the insights and experiences of Middle Eastern women as they confront issues of culture, religion and social reality in a rapidly changing world both in the Middle East and West. Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the ‘other’, the I AM exhibition will be a visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future.


Foyer opening times are:

Monday, Tuesday: 8.00am-8.00pm
Wednesday: 8.00am-10.30pm
Thursday – Saturday: 08.00am-9.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am-6.00pm

Gallery opening times are:

Monday, Tuesday: 11.00am-8.00pm
Wednesday: 11.00am-6.30pm – Jazz ticket holders only in the Café after 6.30pm

Thursday – Saturday: 11.00am-9.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am-6.00pm

Changes to gallery regular opening times

Due to private events the Gallery will be closed to the public at the following times:

Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm to 5.00pm

If you’re interested in this exhibition, you might also be interested in:

An Evening with Elif Shafak – East, West and Global Souls

Hijaz – Arab Jazz for Peace




Previous Exhibitions

Previous exhibitions that have been held in the St Martin-in-the-Fields Gallery in the Crypt.

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Permanent Installations

St Martin-in-the-Fields is home to several commissions and permanent installations by contemporary artists.

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