Gallery closures

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

Temporary gallery closures

The Islamic world (Room 34)
Closed 22nd November
Closed 24th November

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

Closed until further notice to allow us to carry out essential building maintenance.

Greece: Athens (Room 19)
Greeks and Lycians 400–325 BC (Room 20)
Greek vases (Room 20a)

Long-term gallery closures

China, South Asia and Southeast Asia (Room 33)

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

Greece: Bassai sculptures (Room 16)

Open daily 10.00–11.00 
Access outside of these hours may be arranged by prior appointment with the Department of Greece and Rome.  Please email