Admission and opening times
Free, open daily
open daily 10.00–17.30
The Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December, 1 January and Good Friday (14 April), but is open every other day of the year.
Gallery opening times
Museum galleries are open daily 10.00–17.30, and most are open until 20.30 on Fridays. Closing starts from 17.20 (20.20 on Fridays).
Great Court opening times
The Great Court, including the Information Desk, is open daily 09.00–18.00 and until 20.30 on Fridays.
The Museum is open until 20.30 on Fridays, except Good
See galleries open late on Fridays
Galleries may occasionally be closed for maintenance or long-term refurbishment.
Other opening times
Great Court Restaurant
Dinner, Fridays only
Saturday – Thursday
Collections shop and Culture shop
See the relevant department:
We regret that it may be necessary, for example in the interests of security or public safety, for us to alter the Museum’s opening hours or close specific areas of the Museum at any time, and without prior notice.