Opening times

Our London site is open every day of the week, including Bank Holiday weekends. Get ready for take-off and pre-book your timed entry now.

Our London site will be closed 24 - 26 December 2022  and 1 January 2023.

General Opening Hours 

Admission to all areas of the Museum is free of charge and donations are welcome.

10.00am - 5.00pm

Please note, vehicles may not park on our site before 10.00am, unless part of a pre-booked group. 

Museum opening times are subject to alteration. While we are open some of our areas may be closed to assist the promotion of safe social distancing. Please be aware that from time-to-time, some areas of the Museum will have to be closed for Corporate Events. We aim to keep inconvenience to a minimum whilst making as many exhibits available as possible. Please refer to our London homepage before setting off on your journey.

Hendon Kitchen

10.00am - 5.00pm (Takeaway Service only from 4.30pm - 5.00pm)  applies March - October, Weekdays Only.

11.00am - 4.00pm (Takeaway Service only from 3.30pm - 4.00pm) Weekends and Holidays.

Wearing of Facemasks

Please note:

In accordance with current government regulations you must now wear a face covering in our galleries, restaurant* and shop, unless exempt from doing so.

You do not need to wear one when outside in our green spaces, unless it makes you more comfortable to do so. We would also ask that when in our buildings that our visitors be aware of others around them and where possible maintain a social distance of 1 metre.

*Except when seated.

Car Parking Charges

Parking charges apply at our London site. Click here for car parking charges.

Every effort is made to keep the entire Museum open during scheduled opening times, is not always possible for health and safety reasons. We are not always able to give advance notification of any closures. We apologise for an inconvenience that this may cause. 

Closure Dates

Our London site will be closed 24 - 26 December 2021 and 1 January 2022.