Visit / Gallery guidelines

Gallery guidelines

To ensure an enjoyable environment for all visitors, please observe the following during your time with us.

  • Please do not consume food or drink in the galleries
  • Leave large items in the cloakroom during your visit
  • Please do not run in the galleries
  • Smoking and e-cigarettes are not permitted anywhere within the building
  • Please respect the rights of other visitors to quiet contemplation and study
  • Please do not touch the works of art on display, - even clean hands can damage surfaces
  • Photography in the main galleries is allowed for personal, non-commercial purposes only. It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure no copyright is infringed. No use of flash and tripods is allowed, unless by prior arrangement
  • The use of charcoal, pastels, permanent markers and water colour or oil paint is not allowed in the galleries
  • Our staff have the right to work in a safe environment free from violence, abuse or threatening behaviour. We reserve the right to remove any person acting in an unacceptable manner