Visitor Information

Photography, curiosity and respect for people's health and safety is encouraged everywhere.

Visitors in masks engaging with artworks

Visitor Information

Photography, curiosity and respect for people's health and safety is encouraged everywhere.

Gallery Opening Hours 

Mon to Wed               10.00 – 18.00

Thu                            10.00 – 20.00

Fri Lates                    10.00 – 20.00

Sat:                            10.00 – 18.00

Sun:                           11.00 – 18.00

General Admission*

£5 / £2.50 Concessions.

Friday Lates (18.00 - 20.00) are Free 

Members always go free 

Other discounted entry: 18s & under go free. ICOM cardholders go free. Concessions and discounted entry for Art Fund Cardholders (National Art Pass), Disabled (disabled companion goes free), Unwaged (with proof of eligibility), Senior 60+ (with ID), Student (with ID).

*General Admission gives you entry to ALL exhibitions on the day of your visit.

To visit our exhibitions we ask you to book in advance online, or by calling +44 (0)20 7087 9300. Walk-ups are welcome, but you may have to wait if we are at capacity.

We encourage all visitors to wear face masks out of respect for everyone's safety.

I loved everything about my visit. There was nothing you could do better. Hurrah for the staff and curators, including those who get little mention (at the front desk and cafe)

Gallery Visitor

Educational Group Visits

For schools, youth & community groups, colleges and universities

Please note: Our group visit bookings continue at a reduced capacity for everyone’s safety.

The Photographers’ Gallery welcomes independent group visits. Groups of ten or more are advised to book in advance so that we can monitor the flow of visitors, including other visiting groups.

Group visits are limited to 18 people (including group leaders) for a 45-minute visit to the exhibitions. Larger groups will be split into groups of up to 18 or less and allocated separate times.

Admission is £1 per person including group leaders. Please pay on arrival.
18 or under: admission is free.

To arrange a group visit please copy and paste the following required information list into the message section of the yellow "Book a Group Visit" button underneath:

  • Subject Header: Group Visit
  • Your name and mobile number
  • The name and location of the school/college/university
  • The number of students, and their age/level
  • The number of group leaders
  • The date and time of your planned visit
  • An alternative date and time (if possible)

Contact Us

General Enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact our Visitor Relations team on +44 (0)20 7087 9300 or email

Schools & Young People

+44 (0)20 7087 9323

+44 (0)20 7087 9312

Print Sales
+44 (0)20 7087 9320


Access to the Archive room is free and by appointment only on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to book an appointment or have any Archive enquiries please email or telephone 020 7087 9300 ext. 218.


Our main reception, media wall and café are positioned on the Ground Floor.

There are toilet facilities on Floors 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. 

We have three main Gallery spaces on Floors 2, 4 & 5 accessible by lift or stairs.

Our Bookshop and Print Sales Gallery are located on the Lower Ground Floor.


We welcome all visitors and will do our best to accommodate specific needs but please do let us know in advance if there is anything in particular we can help with (+44 (0)20 7087 900 or email

The building is DDA compliant and has a lift to all floors. The main entrance is at street level on Ramillies Street, off Great Marlborough Street.   

We have wheelchair accessible toilets and baby changing facilities on the third and fifth floors.

Assistance dogs are welcome. A water bowl is available on request.  

We programme British Sign Language-led or interpreted, as well as audio-described, exhibition tours. Entry to talks and events is free for companions accompanying visitors with a disability.