Tours of The Kennel Club return

Dog lovers will once again have the opportunity to take part in a guided tour of the building, delivered by expert curators.

The Kennel Club has announced a tour of its London building on Wednesday 30 March, the first opportunity of its kind since before the start of the pandemic in 2020.

Visitors will be able to experience the world-class Kennel Club Art Gallery and Library, and to see more of The Kennel Club art collection on a guided tour of the building, delivered by expert curators. This will also be the last chance to see key exhibitions including For the Love of Dog/Pour l’amour du Chien, showcasing the work of renowned photographer Shirley Baker; Julie Brenan: A Celebration, an exhibition celebrating the life and work of the late dog artist; and British Vulnerable Breeds by Madeline Eliza Photography, all of which conclude on Thursday 1 April.

Other highlights of The Kennel Club art collection include the unique opportunity to see the world-famous Crufts Best in Show trophy, the Keddell Memorial Trophy, up close; one of the most well-known dog paintings, An Early Canine Meeting; a Celtic coin dating from AD 8 – AD 41, which is decorated with the image of a hound as well as a variety of paintings, drawings, prints, trophies, sculptures, ceramics and many more.

The Kennel Club is an unparalleled source of information on dog welfare, dog training and dog breeding, and guests visiting will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of The Kennel Club and the organisation’s efforts to improve the lives of dogs in the UK.

Each tour begins at 11am and costs £6 per person. Places are limited so visitors wishing to join a tour must book in advance via phone or email. Refreshments will be served on arrival and for an additional charge, guests can enjoy a two-course lunch in The Kennel Club dining room with a glass of wine.

To book the tour only, please visit our shop.

Alternatively, to book the tour including lunch in The Kennel Club dining room for £33 per person, please visit The Kennel Club.

For more information on The Kennel Club tours, please contact The Kennel Club Art Gallery by email The Kennel Club Art Gallery .
Details can also be found on The Kennel Club’s website.