London's Museums And Galleries Announce Reopening


The National Gallery: planning to be among the earliest of London’s public galleries to reopen.
Photo credit: Luke Agbaimoni in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Details of museum and gallery reopenings were announced today for organisations in London and across the UK.

While the latest government announcement allows for museums and galleries to reopen from 4 July, with distancing measures in place, many of London’s most famous venues have decided opening dates later in July — or even further into the summer or autumn, in order to allow for their new admission processes to be in place.

In order of opening date, here are some of London’s museum and gallery reopening plans.

Things are liable to change so check venue websites for the latest details ahead of visiting.

The National Gallery – 8 July

What’s on: Titian: Love, Desire, Death till January, 2021.

The Foundling Museum – 8 July

What’s on: Portraying Pregnancy: from Holbein to Social Media — currently on till 23 August, 2020 but might be extended.

Mosaic Rooms – 9 July

What’s on: Homeland Under My Nails till 30 August.

Barbican Art Gallery – 13 July

What’s on: Masculinities: Liberation through Photography till 23 August.

The Photographers’ Gallery – 14 July

What’s on: The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020 till 20 September.

Whitechapel Gallery – 14 July

What’s on: Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium till 30 August, and Carlos Bunga: Something Necessary and Useful till 6 September.

The Royal Academy of Arts – 16 July (from 9 July for Friends of The RA)  

What’s on: Picasso and Paper till 2 August.

Serpentine Galleries – 4 August

What’s on: Cao Fei: Blueprints till 12 September.

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