Visiting information

General opening hours

Open daily 10.00–17.30
Fridays 10.00–20.30

Closing starts from 17.20 (20.20 on Fridays)

As our special exhibitions are in their final weeks, Members may be asked to collect a ticket for entry at a later time the same day during peak times. See below for further information.

Members who are bringing luggage with them are encouraged to check the Museum’s cloakroom policies.



Current and upcoming exhibitions

Egypt: faith after the pharaohs

29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016

Supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation

We are pleased to announce extended opening hours for Egypt: faith after the pharaohs Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February (the exhibition will open as normal at 10.00 but will close at 19.20; last entry for Members will be slightly earlier than this).

Please note that as Egypt: faith after the pharaohs closes on 7 February 2016 we expect higher numbers of visitors in the coming weeks. If a large number of Members wish to access the exhibition at any one time, we may ask you to collect a ticket to gain entry at a later time on the same day.

If you wish to visit at a particular time before the exhibition closes and would like to be added to the guaranteed entry list for this timeslot, please phone the Membership Office on +44 (0)20 7323 8195 at least one working day before your visit. This system aims to ensure you are able to access the exhibition when you wish, without your experience being compromised by over-crowding.

Children under 16 get free entry to the exhibition, however we advise you to book children’s tickets in advance to guarantee entry. There will only be a limited number of tickets available at the Ticket Desk each day. Tickets for the same day are not available to buy online or by telephone.