★★★★ 'Hugely enjoyable' The Times
★★★★ 'Invigorating' Evening Standard 
'A fascinating exhibition' Zoe Pilger, The Independent

Virginia Woolf was one of the most important and celebrated writers of the twentieth century. This extensive exhibition of portraits and rare archival material will explore her life and achievements as a novelist, intellectual, campaigner and public figure.

Curated by biographer and art historian Frances Spalding, the exhibition includes distinctive portraits of Woolf by her Bloomsbury Group contemporaries Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry and photographs by Beresford and Man Ray, as well as intimate images recording her time spent with friends and family. Woolf’s early life and literary achievements, alongside lesser known aspects of her time in London and political views, are brought into focus through in-depth research and a remarkable array of personal objects including letters, diaries and books. 

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Supported by the Virginia Woolf Exhibition Supporters Group and The T.S. Eliot Estate

explore
Discover Woolf’s life and vision with a curator’s audio tour and illustrated timeline.
events
Find out more about our special programme of talks, tours and workshops
garsington
Explore images of Woolf and her circle taken from Ottoline Morrell’s photograph albums.