Opening hours

Opening hours and public holidays

General Reading Room and Special Collections Reading Room

The General Reading Room and Special Collections Reading Room in our George IV Bridge Building are open at these times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:   09.30-20.30
  • Wednesday:   10.00-20.30
  • Saturday:   09.30-13.00
  • Sunday:   Closed

See also public holidays.

Readers should return all material to the Collection and Return Desk no later than 10 minutes before closing time to allow staff to complete closing procedures.


Maps Reading Room

The Maps Reading Room in our Causewayside Building is open at these times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 09.30-17.00
  • Wednesday:  10.00-17.00 — from 4 July: closed
  • Friday:  09.30-17.00 — from 4 July: closed
  • Saturday:   09.30-13.00 — from 4 July: closed. Access and help in using our online maps will be available at George IV Bridge — see Maps Reading Room revised opening hours notice for details
  • Sunday:   Closed

See also public holidays.


Exhibitions

These are our standard opening times for exhibitions in the George IV Bridge Building. Please check the exhibitions page to make sure of the times for the exhibition you want to visit.

  • Monday-Friday:   10.00-20.00
  • Saturday:   10.00-17.00
  • Sunday:   14.00-17.00

See also public holidays.


Visitor Centre — café and shop

Opening hours for the café and shop in the George IV Bridge Building are:

  • Monday-Friday:   cafe: 09.30-20.00  /  shop: 09.30-20.30
  • Saturday:   09.30-17.00
  • Sunday:   14.00-17.00

See also public holidays.

Read more on the Visitor Centre page.


Moving Image Archive

Opening hours for contacting and visiting the Moving Image Archive in Hillington are:

  • Monday-Friday:   09.30-16.30.


Public holidays

  • Easter holidays: 25 and 28 March — reading rooms closed; Visitor Centre and exhibitions open 14.00-17.00. Normal opening hours on 26 and 27 March.
  • Christmas holidays: 25 and 26 December — all closed. 27 December — reading rooms closed; Visitor Centre and exhibitions open (details to follow)
  • New Year holidays: 1 and 2 January 2017 — all closed. 3 January — reading rooms closed; Visitor Centre and exhibitions open (details to follow).

 

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