Gallery closures

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

Temporary gallery closures

Enlightenment (Room 1)
Closed 12 September 2017 from 16:30


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

Enlightenment (Room 1)
22 January 2018 until 2 February 2018


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

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

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 

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


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


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