We are a Covid-secure venue, so the new tier 2 guidance still allows us to remain open and continue with our planned activity. Find out more

General info

Opening hours

Photo of visitors in the Barbican Foyers from above

Plan your visit - and the last train home - by checking the opening hours for all our venues

Whether you're coming to see an exhibition or just looking for somewhere to hang out, the Barbican Centre is free to visit. 

To keep everyone safe, we’re allowing fewer visitors than usual so you can easily keep a distance from other people and enjoy a relaxed, uncrowded visit.

This means everyone who visits us must have bought an online ticket in advance for the Art Gallery, The Curve or the Conservatory. 

The Barbican Centre is open:

Mon–Fri: 11am–7pm
Sat–Sun: 12 noon–7pm 
Bank Holidays: TBC

Box Office

You can only book tickets online via our website at the moment - the Box office at the Barbican is closed. 

Art Gallery

Art Gallery & Gallery Shop

Mon–Fri: 11am–7pm
Sat–Sun: 10am–7pm

(Last entry at 30 minutes before closing)

The Curve 

Mon–Fri: 12–7pm
Sat–Sun: 12–7pm

Browse our current and forthcoming exhibitions for opening dates

Barbican Library

Mon, Wed, Fri: 11am–3.30pm
Tue, Thu: 11am–7pm
Sat–Sun: Closed

You can find more information about Barbican Library services on the Library page