Main Galleries
and Gallery 4
LibraryArchiveSculpture Study
MondayClosed10am - 5pmClosedClosed
Tuesday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Wednesday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Thursday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Friday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Saturday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmClosedClosed
Sunday10am - 5pm1pm - 5pmClosedClosed

Gallery 4 is currently open with Archive Lives: Documenting Women's Sculptural Practices in Britain, 1939-1960. Our Main Galleries are currently closed while we install our new exhibition Lungiswa Gqunta: Sleep in Witness. You can also study in our Research Library and explore our Archive of Sculptors' Papers.


There is no need to book a ticket to visit the Galleries, however you can book in advance to visit the Sculpture Research Library if you want to ensure a space is available at the time you want to visit. 

The Archive of Sculptors' Papers is open by prior appointment only. Please contact the Archivist to discuss making an appointment.

Useful information for your visit

Photography is not always possible in the galleries, with permissions varying between different lenders and exhibitions. Please ask at reception if you would like to take photos. In all cases, tripods and lighting equipment, including flashes, are not permitted in the galleries.


At a glance – please see our accessibility page for more information.

Toilets are located on the basement level, including baby changing facilities within the gender-neutral, accessible toilet.

There is an accessible lift to the galleries and reception area from Cookridge Street, and a passenger lift to all floors of the Institute.

There are induction loops at reception and in the library, along with a portable induction loop available for visitors to use in the galleries.

Folding stools are available on request for use in the galleries.

Free WiFi is available throughout the building.