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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Opening times

Christmas opening times: the Museum will be open until 19.00 from 20 December to 4 January, apart from 24-26 December when the Museum will be closed. 

Between 27 and 30 December, the District and Circle lines will not be serving South Kensington or neighbouring stations. The Piccadilly line and local buses will be running as normal.

We are open from 10.00–18.00 (last entry 17.15) every day except from the 24–26 December.

Galleries start to close 30 minutes before the Museum closes.

During school holidays our opening hours are 10.00–19.00 (last entry 18.15), except for the last Wednesday of the month when we close at 18.00. Our interactive galleries (LaunchpadThe Garden and Pattern Pod) will close at 18.00 during this time.


On the last Wednesday of each month, except December, we open from 18.45–22.00 for Lates, our free night for adults.

Gallery closures

Listening Post is currently closed.

School holidays

During school holidays we welcome a lot of visitors to the Museum so queuing times may be longer than usual.

For the academic years 2014–15, school holiday opening times will apply during the following dates:

Summer holiday
23 July – 31 August 2014 inclusive

October half term
25 October – 2 November 2014 inclusive

Christmas holiday
20 December 2014 – 4 January 2015 inclusive

February half term
14–22 February 2015 inclusive

Easter holiday
28 March – 12 April 2015 inclusive

May half term
23–31 May 2015 inclusive

Summer holiday
Starts 25 July 2015