Museum and gallery reopenings: the latest dates and news

Updated 28 August 2020

As museums and galleries across the UK start to reopen, we’re keeping track of the latest dates and announcements so you can see what’s on where.

Museums, galleries and historic houses in the UK have been gradually reopening since 4 July 2020.

We’re regularly updating this list of upcoming reopening dates for museums in the National Art Pass network, so you can see what’s opening soon near you.

Please note that not all attractions may be open at some venues. Follow the links for full details.

Remember to check each venue’s safety guidelines before visiting. You can expect timed tickets, cashless payments and social distancing to be in use, as well as other safety measures.

If you’re not ready to visit yet, there are still lots of ways to connect with museums online. You can also sign up for our newsletter Art in your inbox and follow us on Instagram for more ways to engage with the art you love.

To see what’s already open, browse our full museum and gallery listings.

For questions about National Art Pass, please see our FAQs.

Reopenings in September 2020

1 September

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Gwent

Great North Museum: Hancock, Tyne and Wear

Henry Moore Institute, West Yorkshire

Mall Galleries, London

Museum of Farnham, Surrey

Royal Crown Derby Museum, Derby

2 September

National Roman Legion Museum, Newport

The MAC, Belfast

3 September

National Wool Museum, Camarthenshire

Nature in Art, Gloucestershire

4 September

Museum of Brands, London

10 September

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, London

11 September

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

18 September

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London

24 September

Camden Art Centre, London

Reopenings in October 2020

1 October

Gasworks, London

Reopenings in 2021

6 March

The Weavers Factory, Manchester


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