Gallery closures

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

Temporary gallery closures

Galleries 19, 20 and 20a are closed until further notice to allow us to carry out essential building maintenance.

Galleries 26 and 27 will be closed on 21 September for essential maintenance.

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) 
Greek vases (Room 20a)

Open daily 10.00–11.00 
Access to Room 16 outside of these hours may be arranged by prior appointment with the Department of Greece and Rome. Please email

Greek and Roman Architecture (Room 77)
Classical inscriptions (Room 78)

Enquire at the Great Court Information Desk for opening times of these galleries.