Turner's 'Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway': Any questions?

Date and time

Wednesday 7 June, 1–1.30pm

Room 34

Matthew Morgan


Admission free

Places are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Turner's Rain, Steam and Speed is one of the best known paintings in the National Gallery. Yet it is a painting which contains many mysterious and intriguing elements.

Have you ever had any questions about Turner's painting that you would like answered? Bring your questions to the Gallery and join Matthew Morgan for an opportunity to ask about the painting, to examine its enigmas and discover what other visitors think.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Take One Picture is generously supported by GRoW @ Annenberg,
Annenberg Foundation, The Dorset Foundation, The Tavolozza Foundation,
Christoph Henkel and other donors

Image above: Detail from Joseph Mallord William Turner, Rain, Steam, and Speed - The Great Western Railway, 1844