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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed Good Friday, 24-26 & 31 December and 1 January


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

Short-Term Closures

20 February

Preparations for our Twilight at the Museums event will involve closure of several galleries around the Museum from 16.00.


27 February

Gallery 11 closed 14.00 - 15.00 for Dancing at the Museum


Long-Term Closures

Galleries 2 & 3

We are working on a major maintenance project to repair the roof light and refurbish Gallery 3, which is due to re-open in autumn. Galleries 2 and 3 will be closed until work is complete, and Gallery 1 will also have to be closed for short periods of time. Please check the home page of our website for the most up to date information.

Further information.


Gallery 3 balcony

We regret any inconvenience this closure may cause. Access to these and other works in the collection of the Department of Paintings, Drawings and Prints can be organised by appointment, please email:


Fan Gallery (Gallery 34)

Currently closed for the installation of the next exhibition Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection, due to open on 5 March.


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: