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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00


We regret that from time to time some galleries are closed to the public for refurbishment or redisplay.


Short-Term Closures

Galleries 28 (Chinese), 29 (Korean)

06 December 2017: Both galleries will be closed for the day, we apologise for any inconvenience


Gallery 3

14th December 2017: Closed 2.00 - 2.50 for a short talk as part of the Portals to the World course


Long-Term Closures

Fan Gallery (Gallery 34)

6 May 2017 - 8 April 2018: Currently being used for a temporary exhibition of samplers.


20th Century (Gallery 11) 

3 October 2017 - 14 January 2018: Currently being used for Degas: a passion for perfection


In addition, individual pictures and objects are sometimes sent on loan to other museums. It is also necessary from time to time to change the contents of a display or remove items for conservation. If you are planning to visit the Museum to see a particular item, please check in advance that it is on view by contacting: