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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.


  • Gallery 1
  • Gallery 2 (British art 1801-1900)
  • Gallery 24 (Founder's Library)
  • Gallery 34 (Fans)

Temporary Closures

  • Galleries 3,4,5,6 & 8 - Saturday 20th November 2021

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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