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Opening hours/admissions

Opening times


Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10am to 5pm

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

Adults: £8 - £12 (depending on exhibition)

Concessions: £4 - £10.50 (depending on exhibition)

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.

Guided tours

Tuesday – Friday: 2.15pm*, pop-up tour at 11.15*. Saturday and Sunday 11.15pm and 2.15pm* .

Our highly trained and knowledgeable team of Guides give free introductory tours to the Centre and its collections daily, subject to availability.

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