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Opening times

Walthamstow Garden Party, 15 and 16 July

Due to enhanced security requirements, the Gallery will open at 12pm and close at 6pm on the weekend of the Walthamstow Garden Party, 15 and 16 July. 

Visitors can only gain access to the Gallery on those days through the main entrance to Lloyd Park on Forest Road. All visitors must pass through security, which may inlude body and bag searches. The event site has a total capacity of 11,000 people and once the site is full, entry will be one in one out. These restrictions apply to all visitors to the Gallery.

See the Walthamstow Garden Party site for full details


Our usual opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10am–5pm. Pre-booked schools and group tours are welcome on Tuesdays.

The Tea Room is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4.30pm.

Reading Room and research visits

You can access the Reading Room by prior appointment. You also need to make an appointment in advance if you wish to make a research visit to view items from the Gallery's reserve collection.