We are delighted to be open again after a temporary closure of more than five months due to Covid-19.

In order to effectively manage the Galleries and allow for social distancing, we are limiting visitor numbers and are asking all visitors to book tickets in advance. If you have not booked in advance you may be asked to wait for a short time until there is space.

You can find out more about tickets here, or use the link below to book your visit now:

Click here to book your visit online with Art Tickets


Our opening times have been temporarily revised:

 Galleries 1, 2, 3
and 4
LibraryArchiveSculpture Study
Tuesday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Wednesday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Thursday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Friday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Saturday10am - 5pmClosedClosedClosed
Sunday10am - 5pmClosedClosedClosed

The Institute is closed on Bank Holidays.

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.

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


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

To ensure we stay Covid safe, our toilets are not currently in use. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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.