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What are the Gallery's opening times?

The Gallery is open every day of the year except 24-26 December. It is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 and open to 21:00 on Fridays. Opening times for the restaurant, cafe, Archive and Library and last admission to exhibitions can be found online.

Closing commences at 17.50 and 20.50. Mondays - Floors 1 and 2 open at 11:00. Ticket Desk closes/last admission to paying exhibitions 45 minutes or 1 hour before Gallery closes (see exhibition pages here for more details).

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