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Opening hours/admissions

Opening times


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

Closed on Mondays, including bank holiday Mondays. For Christmas opening hours please see below.

Modern Life Café

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

Kofra at Sainsbury Centre

Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Last orders taken 15 minutes before closing time

Christmas Opening Hours

Closed from 22 - 26 December 

Open from 27 - 31 December, 
10am to 5pm 
The Gallery and Kofra café will be open especially between Christmas and New Year. Modern Life Café will be closed.

Closed 1 January 2018, normal opening hours resume on Tuesday 2 January 


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 volunteer 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: 19/04/2017