Gallery closures

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

Temporary gallery closures

PLEASE NOTE: On Wednesday 8 November the north side of the building will be closed due to an official visit. This will include the entrance at the north of the Museum, the Members’ cloakroom and Rooms 24-27, 34, 66, 67 and 90-95. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the closure. Temporary exhibitions will remain open. The Museum will be open as normal on 9 November.

Enlightenment (Room 1)
Closed 23 November 2017 until 11:00am
Closed 22 January 2018 until 2 February 2018

Collecting the world (Room 2)
The Waddesdon Bequest (Room 2a)
Closed 22 January 2018 until 24 January 2018

Assyria (Room 7)
Closed 23 October 2017 until 27 October 2017

Europe 1400–1800 (Room 46)
Closed 31 July 2017 until 15 November 2017

Europe 1800–1900 (Room 47)
Closed 30 October 2017 until 15 November 2017

Europe 1900–Now (Room 48)
Closed 30 October 2017 until 15 November 2017

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.

Long-term gallery closures

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


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 28th August – 20th September 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.

Further information 


Admonitions Scroll (Room 91a)
Closed 16th August 2017 until Summer 2019

Japan – The Mitsubishi Corporation Galleries (Room 92-94)
Closed 1st January 2018 – late September 2018