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

Opening times

Open seven days a week, 10.00–18.00, last entry 17.15
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.

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is currently closed for essential maintenance work and will reopen on 16 October. If you’re an annual pass holder and have any questions, please get in touch with our customer service team on 020 7942 4000.


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:

  • The IMAX Theatre will be closed all day on 18 September, 19 September and 9 October, and from 13.00 on 19 October.
  • Engineer Your Future will be closed all day on 10 October.
  • Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is closed until 16 October.

Galleries now permanently closed:

School holidays

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

School holiday opening times will apply during the following dates:

  • October half tern: 23–27 October 2017
  • Christmas holidays: 20 Dec 2017–2 Jan 2018