Book Tickets

£8 adults
£7 concessions including senior citizens and full time students
£6 Barbican Members
Book online

In person
£10 adults
£8 concessions, including senior citizens and full time students
£7 Barbican Members

Design by Decades Talk Tickets
Buy a ticket to any Design by Decades talk and get same day-entry to the exhibition plus the chance to meet the speakers afterwards. Tickets from £15 online

Educational groups
£3 School groups of 10 or more (when booked in advance)
Call 020 7382 7211 to book (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)

FreeB offer 
2 for 1ticket offer for FreeB members available on Mondays (online only). To claim offer, enter promotion code 24124 when booking online. Visit the FreeB website for more information.  

Advanced telephone and online booking
By telephone on 0845 121 6828

Visitor information

Opening Hours
Open daily 11am–8pm (except Tues & Wed 11am–6pm) Thus until 10pm

Access information
Barbican Art Gallery has full access for disabled visitors, including a large format gallery guide, available for free at the Gallery Ticket Desk.

For more information on Barbican Centre’s access, visit the Barbican Centre’s access page

Planning you journey
The Barbican is located in the heart of the City of London and is easily accessible by rail, underground and road. Click here for detailed transport information.

Walk to the Barbican!
Click here for walking maps from major rail and Underground stations

Talks & events

Ron Arad and Katharine Hamnett discuss how they made their names in the fast-changing London design scene of the 1980s.

Design by Decade
2000s: Design vs Art
29 April 2010

Speakers include Simon de Pury, Chairman, Phillips de Pury & Company, Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard of Fredrikson Stallard, dealer Oscar Humphries of Timothy Taylor Gallery, artist Pae White and chair Tim Marlow, writer, broadcaster and Director of Exhibitions at White Cube.

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