Find out the opening hours across the different parts of our building. Keep in mind we're open late on Thursdays. Holiday hours are listed so you can plan ahead.
Planning your visit in advance
Visiting on a bank holiday or during Christmas break? Our galleries, café, restaurant and shop will be open with adjusted hours.
The building is always closed on 24-26 December and 1 January.
Planning a research visit? Our library is closed over bank holiday weekends and between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day:
- Friday 19 April 2019—Monday 22 April 2019
- Saturday 4 May 2019—Monday 6 May 2019
- Saturday 25 May 2019—Monday 27 May 2019
- Saturday 24 August 2019—Monday 26 August 2019