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Museum Lates at London’s Free Museums and Galleries

Last updated: 29 September 2022

Most major free London museums and galleries are open late at least one evening a week. Some are open later than normal, others have a themed event or adult evening.

Look out for last admission time. It could be up to 1 hour before closing.

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Thursday
Friday
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Sunday

Monday

British Library

The Treasures Gallery is open until 8pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Last admission 7pm.


Tuesday

British Library

The Treasures Gallery is open until 8pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Last admission 7pm.

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Wednesday

Science Museum

Last Wednesday of the month – the Science Museum holds an over-18’s themed Lates evening from 6.45pm–10pm. Events relate to that month’s theme. Regular events include live music, DJ’s and bars on each floor, a pub quiz and silent disco. Pre-book.

British Library

The Treasures Gallery is open until 8pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Last admission 7pm.

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Thursday

British Library

The Treasures Gallery is open until 8pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Last admission 7pm.

Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel art gallery is open until 9pm on Thursday.

Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection is open until 8pm on Thursday.




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Friday

Tate Modern

Occasionaly there’s Uniqlo Tate Lates. A special late night opening with DJ’s, films and special events.

British Museum

Selected galleries in the British Museum are open until 8.30pm on Friday. There are free 20-minute tours of some galleries.

National Gallery

The National Gallery is open until 9pm on Friday.

V&A

The V&A is open until 10pm every Friday.

Last Friday of the month (except January, February, May & December) is the Friday Late a special themed evening with events, activities, talks and tours. 6.30pm–10pm.

Design Museum

The Design Museum is open until 9pm on Friday for temporary free exhibitions. Last admission 8pm.

Tate Britain

There’s a Late at Tate at the Tate Britain on the first Friday of the month, every two months. Music, discussions and hands-on activities. From 6pm–10pm.

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Saturday

Design Museum

The Design Museum is open until 9pm on Friday & Saturday for temporary free exhibitions. Last admission 8pm.

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