Visit / Opening hours/admissions

Opening hours/admissions

Opening times


Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Closed on Mondays, including bank holiday Mondays*
*Open Monday 29 August, 10am-6pm

Christmas opening hours:
Closed Friday 23 December 2015 - Monday 2 January 2016 inclusive. 

Modern Life Café

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am to 5pm

East End Café

Tuesday - Sunday : 10am to 4pm


Permanent collections

Free entry

Temporary exhibitions

Special exhibitions may be subject to admission charges.
See exhibition pages for further details>

Last tickets sold 1 hour before the Centre closes.

Concessions can include: Art Fund, Over 65s, unwaged, students, children, carers and people in care (with relevant ID)

Group bookings

The Sainsbury Centre welcomes group bookings. Contact 01603 593199 or to discuss your requirements.

Schools and student groups bookings

Groups of all ages are welcome to visit the Centre to see the collections and exhibitions.

Click this link for further information and contact details

Daily Guided Tours of the Sainsbury Collection

Tuesday – Sunday: 11am and 2pm*.

Join one of our excellent guides for an introductory tour of the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection.

We also run family tours at weekends and during school holidays.

Contact the Visitor Services Team to confirm tour schedule.

* Subject to availability. These times may be subject to change

Page last updated: 03/10/2016