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Gallery closures & collection updates

We regret that from time to time some galleries are closed to the public for refurbishment or redisplay - we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.


  • Our Founders Staircase and Entrance will be closed for refurbishment works
  • Gallery 1 (British & European art Late C19th - mid C20th)
  • Gallery 2 (British art 1801-1900)
  • Gallery 3 (British art C17th - C19th)
  • Gallery 4 (French & British art C17th - C19th)
  • Gallery 5 (Impressionism & Post-Impressionism)
  • Gallery 24 (Founder's Library)
  • Gallery 34 (Fans)

Temporary Closures

  • Gallery 6 (Italian art C14th - C16th) will have restricted access whilst essential repair work is completed in that area
  • Galleries 11 & 10: From 1 February until 15 March for exhibition installation

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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