London Christmas Museum Guide 2019 – What’s Open, What’s Closed




Artlyst has produced a helpful Museum guide covering the closing times of the major London museums and galleries during the 2019 Christmas holiday period. The majority of commercial galleries will be closed for the whole holiday period so check first if you intend to visit. However, the museums and public galleries stay open with only Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day closures. Here’s a list with a helpful reminder of what exhibitions are showing. Always check with the venues first as times are subject to change.

Cabaret Fledermaus in Vienna (1907-13)

Cabaret Fledermaus in Vienna (1907-13), Barbican Art Gallery – Artlyst London Christmas Museum Guide 2019

Barbican Centre

Barbican Art Gallery

Into the Night: Cabarets & Clubs in Modern Art until 19 January 2020

The Curve

Trevor Paglen: From ‘Apple’ to ‘Anomaly’ until 16 February 2020

Closed: 24–26 Dec

27–28 Dec: 9am–11pm

29 Dec: 11am–11pm

30–31 Dec: 9am–11pm

1 Jan: 12pm–11pm

https://www.barbican.org.uk

British Library

Exhibition: Buddhism until 23 February 2020

Closed: 24-27 December

Closed: 1 January 2020

https://www.bl.uk

Troy ,myth and reality

Troy Myth and Reality British Museum Artlyst London Christmas Museum Guide 2019

British Museum

Troy: myth and reality until 8 March 2020

Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art until 26 January 2020

Closed: 24-26 December

Closed: 1 January 2020

https://www.britishmuseum.org/

Camden Arts Centre

Christodoulos Panayiotou: Act II: The Island until 5 January 2020

Closed: Monday 23 to Friday 27 December

Closed: Monday 30 December to Wednesday 1 January

https://www.camdenartscentre.org

Design Museum

Closed: 24-26 December

https://designmuseum.org

Dulwich Picture Gallery Rembrandt

Dulwich Picture Gallery Rembrandt Artlyst London Christmas Museum Guide 2019

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Rembrandt’s Light Until 2 February 2020

23-26 December Closed

1 January 2020 Closed

https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Fashion and Textile Museum

Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous until 26 January 2020

Closed: 23 – 26 December inclusive

Open: 27 – 29 December inclusive

Closed: 30 December

Open: 31 December, 11am–4pm

Closed: 1 January 2020

Open: 2 January 2020, 11am–6pm

https://www.ftmlondon.org

Freud Museum

The Uncanny: A Centenary until 9 February 2020

Closed: 24-27 December

Closed: 31 December

Closed: 1 January 2020

https://www.freud.org.uk

Guildhall Art Gallery

Closed: 25-26 December

Closed: 1 Januar

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Bridget Riley, Hayward Gallery Artlyst London Christmas Museum Guide 2019

Hayward Gallery

Bridget Riley until 26 January 2020

Closed: Tue 24, Wed 25 & Thu 26 Dec

Fri 27 – Mon 30 Dec: 11am – 7pm

Closed: Tue 31 Dec

Wed 1 Jan: 11am – 7pm

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/hayward-gallery

Charlotte Salomon

Charlotte Salomon, Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum

Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre? Until 1 March 2020

Jew. Photographs by John Offenbach until 19 April 2020

Closed: 25-26 December 2019

Closed: 1 January 2020

www.jewishmuseum.org.uk

Imperial War Museum

Culture Under Attack until 5 January 2020

Closed 24, 25 & 26 December

https://www.iwm.org.uk

Gauguin Portraits

Gauguin Portraits, National Gallery

National Gallery

Gauguin Portraits until 26 January 2020

Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece until 26 January 2020

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters until 1 March 2020

Closed 24–26 December

Closed 1 January 2020

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood Evelyn de Morgan

Evelyn de Morgan Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters until 5 January 2020

Elizabeth Payton: Aire and Angels Until 5 January 2020

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 until 16 February 2020

Closed: 24-26 December

https://www.npg.org.uk

Lucian Freud Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud, Reflection with Two Children (Self-portrait), 1965. Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits until 26 January 2020

Eco-Visionaries: Confronting a planet in a state of emergency until 23 February 2020

Closed: 24-26 December

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/

Tutankhamun Miniature Canopic Coffin

Tutankhamun Miniature Canopic Coffin

Saatchi Gallery

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh until 3 May 2020

Closed: 25 December

https://www.saatchigallery.com

Serpentine Gallery

Albert Oehlen until 2 February 2020

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Patrick Staff: on Venus until 9 February 2020

see website for details

https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/

Hogarth's

Hogarth, Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Hogarth: Place and Progress until 5 January 2020

Closed 23–26 and 30–31 December

Closed 6–14 January

https://www.soane.org

Somerset House

24/7 until 23 February 2020

Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams until 5 January 2020

Gallery 31: Bonds until 12 January 2020

Museum of Architecture’s gingerbread city until 5 January 2020

Closed 25 December

https://www.somersethouse.org.uk

South London Gallery

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 until 23 February 2020

see website for details

https://www.southlondongallery.org/your-visit/

william Blake Tate Britain

William Blake Tate Britain

Tate Britain

William Blake until 2 February 2020

Mark Leckey until 5 January 2020

Steve McQueen Year 3 until 3 May 2020

Closed 24-26 December

https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain

Olafur Eliasson Photo © Artlyst 2019

Tate Modern

Olafur Eliasson: In real life until 5 January 2020

Nam June Paik until 9 February 2020

Dora Maar until 15 March 2020

Kara Walker Hyundai Commission until 5 April 2020

Closed 24-26 December

https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern

Mary Quant V&A

Mary Quant V&A

V&A

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World until 19 April 2020

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things until 8 March 2020

Mary Quant until 16 February 2020

Closed 24, 25 & 26 December

https://www.vam.ac.uk

Wallace Collection

24-26 December Closed

https://www.wallacecollection.org/

Wellcome Collection

Misbehaving Bodies: Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery until 26 January 2020

Closed: 23-26 December

Closed: 1 January

https://wellcomecollection.org

Whitechapel Gallery

Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary until 12 January 2020

Closed 24-26 December

https://www.whitechapelgallery.org

Christmas comes but once a year and what better way to polish off a week of festive fun than an outing to a London museum or gallery. Artlyst is known for its curated guides and gallery listings. Follow us on Instagram; Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with our recommendations. Now in our tenth year, we aim is to create an international network of artists, writers, and art enthusiasts. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter here. (Scroll to the bottom of the page and submit email)

 

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