House of Illustration shows a programme of changing exhibitions; it does not have a permanent collection on display. Please check which exhibitions will be open on the day of your visit.
Regular opening hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
Sunday 11am-5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
Open late on the first Friday of every month 10am-9pm (last entry 8.30pm)
Reduced opening hours:
Occasionally our opening hours are reduced - check back here for any updates before you visit. Last entry is always half an hour before closing.
- On Sunday 8 December, the South Gallery and Quentin Blake Gallery will close early, at 4.30pm.
- On Tuesday 10 December, the South Gallery and Quentin Blake Gallery will open late, at 2.30pm.
Christmas and New Year opening hours:
We will be closed 24-26 December and 30 December-1 January inclusive.
We will be open 27-29 December inclusive, 11am-5.30pm.
We will reopen with normal opening hours on 2 January.
- Tuesday 24 December (Christmas Eve): closed
- Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day): closed
- Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day): closed
- Friday 27 December: open 11am-5.30pm
- Saturday 28 December: open 11am-5.30pm
- Sunday 29 December: open 11am-5.30pm
- Monday 30 December: closed
- Tuesday 31 December (New Year's Eve): closed
- Wednesday 1 January (New Year's Day): closed
- Thursday 2 January: normal opening hours resume