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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

European Pottery (Gallery 27)

Thursday 22 June: Closed between 2 - 2:30pm. 


Fan Gallery (Gallery 34)

Tuesday 27 June: Closed for an event between 10 - 10:45am. 

Wednesday 28 June: Closed for an event between 10 - 10:45am. 


Long-Term Closures

Fan Gallery (Gallery 34)

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


British & European Art, 19th-20th century (Galleries 1 & 2)

A restoration and sustainability project on the iconic domed lantern in the ceiling of the Main Entrance will close the area until early June to facilitate the erection of scaffolding. This may lead to some occasional gallery closures eg. the closure of Galleries 1 and 2 from 13.00 - 14.15 while our Sunday lunchtime concerts take place in Gallery 3. Please see this news story for more information.


Adeane Gallery (Gallery 12)

From Monday 5 June: Closed temporarily.


Mellon Gallery (Gallery 13)

From Monday 5 June: Closed temporarily.


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: