Gallery closures

Please note that galleries may occasionally have to close at short notice.

Temporary gallery closures

On Monday 23 January & Friday 27 January the Museum’s galleries will remain closed until 10:30am for essential staff training.

The Great Court will open at 9.00am and the South Africa: the art of a nation exhibition will open at 10.00am.

Enlightenment (Room 1)
Closed 16 - 27 January 2017

Greece: Cycladic Islands (Room 11)
Closed until further notice

North America (Room 26)
Mexico (Room 27)
Closed 20 February – 3 March 2017

Korea (Room 67)
Closed 30 - 31 January 2017

Japan (Rooms 92-94)
Closed 10 - 12 April 2017

Long-term gallery closures

China, South Asia and Southeast Asia (Room 33 - The Joseph E. Hotung Gallery)

India: Amaravati (Room 33a)

Chinese jade (Room 33b)

Closed 1 June 2016 – November 2017


Objects normally on display within the gallery may be available for study by appointment via the Department of Asia Study Room. Please note that between the dates below there will be no level access to Chinese Ceramics – Sir Percival David Collection (Room 95) and Korea (Room 67), during which time access will be via stairs only.



30 January – 22 February
28 August – 20 September


Further information 

Galleries with limited opening

Greek vases (Room 20a)

Open daily 10.00–11.00 

Greek and Roman Architecture (Room 77)

Classical inscriptions (Room 78)

Please enquire at the Information Desk for opening times.