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We are the world's first purpose-built public art gallery.
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We are licenced for wedding ceremonies in the Gallery. Get married amongst the old masters!

Opening Times

Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Full times below.



Monday Closed (except Bank Holidays, when we open 10am – 5pm)
Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm (Last Entry 4:30pm)

RAVILIOUS ENTRY: In response to high visitor numbers we will be using a timed-ticket entry system. Tickets purchased at the Gallery during the day will be valid all day for entry to our Permanent Collection and Prud’hon exhibition but entry into Ravilious will be limited to a specified timeslot. For those who have pre-booked online and those of you who are Friends of the Gallery, you will be able to join the queue for the exhibition at any point. Visitors arriving later in the afternoon may not be guaranteed entry to Ravilious.

During the final weekends of the Ravilious exhibition we will have extended opening hours:

  • 21 – 23 Aug - open until 8pm

  • 28 – 30 Aug - open until 8pm

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Public Holidays

The Gallery is open on all Bank Holidays from 10.00am until 5.00pm except 24 - 26 December and New Year’s Day.

Free Gallery Guided Tours

Free Gallery guided tours of the Permanent Collection take place at 3pm each Saturday and Sunday. The tour is included in the price of your entrance ticket to the Permanent Collection (Please Note: if a free guided tour is cancelled there will be no refunds on entrance tickets).


Opening times 1 April - 31 August 2015:

Monday Closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5pm
Friday 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm


Office opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm