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Gallery closures and collection updates

Café closure

Our café will be closed from Tuesday 31 January and will reopen as the Courtyard Kitchen on Saturday 11 February. Read more about our exciting new café partners here.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to your visit but look forward to welcoming you to our new café space from Saturday 11 February.

Ongoing Gallery Closures

We regret that from time to time some galleries are closed to the public for refurbishment or redisplay.

3 January - 3 March 2023 the Main Entrance and galleries 1 – 5 will be closed. Entry to the Museum will be available via our Courtyard Entrance.

Collections updates

In addition, individual pictures and objects are sometimes sent on loan to other museums. It is also necessary from time to time to change the contents of a display or remove items for conservation.

If you are planning to visit the Museum to see a particular item, please check in advance that it is on view by contacting:

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