Museum and gallery reopenings: the latest dates and news
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.
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Reopenings in August 2020
Brooklands Museum, Surrey
Canterbury Roman Museum, Kent
Florence Nightingale Museum, London
Guildhall Art Gallery, London
Hayward Gallery, London
- Exhibitions include Among the Trees
IWM London, London
IWM North, Manchester
- Exhibitions include Bill Brandt / Henry Moore
Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-avon
York Art Gallery, York
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry
Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Isle of Wight
Serpentine Galleries, London
- NB the Serpentine Gallery will reopen on 4 August; the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on 29 September
St Fagans National Museum of History, South Glamorgan
Fashion and Textile Museum, London
National Museum of Flight, East Lothian
Natural History Museum, London
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Warwickshire
Museum of London, London
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London
- NB reopening in phases: from 6 August opening hours will be Thursday - Sunday 11am-3pm, from 27 August opening hours will be Thursday - Sunday 11am-7pm
- Exhibitions include Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk from 27 August
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
- Exhibitions include Young Rembrandt
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Tyne And Wear
Laing Art Gallery, Tyne and Wear
The Lightbox, Surrey
Modern Art Oxford, Oxfordshire
- NB Modern Art Oxford will reopen 11 - 23 August with the exhibition, Johanna Unzueta: Tools for Life. The gallery will then close 24 August and reopen for Autumn 2 October
National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, Tyne and Wear
Science and Industry Museum, Greater Manchester
National Museum of Scotland, Midlothian
Science Museum, London
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
National Slate Museum, Gwynedd
National Museum Cardiff, South Glamorgan
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Reopenings in September 2020
Big Pit National Coal Museum, Gwent
Great North Museum: Hancock, Tyne and Wear
Museum of Farnham, Surrey
Royal Crown Derby Museum, Derby
National Roman Legion Museum, Newport
The MAC, Belfast
National Wool Museum, Camarthenshire
MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
Camden Art Centre, London
Reopenings in October 2020
Reopenings in 2021
The Weavers Factory, Manchester
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