When are London’s best-loved museums and galleries reopening?

Charlie Moir

Over 100 days since they were first ordered to close, the government announced that museums and galleries would be allowed to reopen their doors to the public from Saturday 4 July. However, due to the thorough preparations that are required to ensure the safety of both visitors and staff upon reopening, few major cultural institutions were able to join the "Super Saturday" celebrations.
Instead, most museums and galleries have opted to reopen at different times over the coming month. With that in mind, here's our guide to the reopening plans of London's best-loved museums and galleries.
National Gallery: Wednesday 8 July  
Image credit: The National Gallery via Facebook

Tower of London: Friday 10 July  
Tate Galleries: Monday 27 July  
Old Royal Naval College: Monday 13 July
  • Attractions include: The Painted Hall and surrounding grounds.
  • Plan your visit here.
The Wallace Collection: Wednesday 15 July
  • Plan your visit here.
Image credit: The Wallace Collection via Facebook

Royal Academy of Arts: Thursday 9 July (Friends) or Thursday 16 July (Public)  
Photographers Gallery: Tuesday 14 July  
The Barbican: Monday 13 July  
Image credit: The Barbican via Facebook

Serpentine Galleries: Tuesday 4 August  
Cutty Sark: Saturday 18 July
  • Plan your visit here.
Royal Airforce Museum London: opened Monday 6 July.
  • Plan your visit here.
V&A, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, British Museum and The Museum of London all remain closed until further notice. In the meantime, be sure to check out the amazing digital content that they are producing.
Of course, these dates are determined by government regulations which are dependent on the reduction of Covid-19 cases. Therefore, in the event of a second wave or localised lockdown the information above may be subject to change. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow our socials to keep up to date with any more future announcements.

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