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You can buy tickets on any exhibition page – check our What’s on page for details of current exhibitions. One ticket covers admission to all House of Illustration exhibitions that are open on the day of your visit.

When the Main Gallery is closed for exhibition installation, tickets to the South Gallery and Quentin Blake Gallery exhibitions are half-price but can only be bought in-person at the gallery. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please check our Opening times page for exhibition installation dates.

Ticket prices:

  With gift aid Without gift aid
Adult £8.80 £8
Concession: student, jobseeker, disabled (free entry for accompanying carers) £5.50 £5
Over 65 £7.70 £7
Child: aged 5-18 (free entry for under 5s) £4.40 £4
Family: up to 2 adults and 3 children £19.80 £18
First Friday: 5.30-9pm first Friday of the month £5.50 £5
National Art Pass: 50% discount on full-price adult ticket £4.40 £4
Friends: unlimited free entry Free Free
Groups: groups of 10 or more must be booked in advance    

Promotions and discounts, such as the National Art Pass discount, only apply to full-price adult tickets. Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Groups of 10 or more must be booked in advance. Groups who have not completed our group booking request form and received written confirmation of their booking may be turned away at the door due to the limited capacity of the venue.

How will I receive my tickets?

For online bookings, you should receive a confirmation email from House of Illustration and a payment receipt from Paypal. Both can be used as proof of purchase.

Present either of these emails (printed or viewable on mobile/tablet) at our front desk to gain admission.

Please note:

  • There is no re-admittance.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • All tickets sales subject to our general terms and conditions.
  • Your confirmation email and payment receipt may go to the email address associated with your Paypal account. If you do not receive either email, please contact
  • If you have further questions regarding your ticket purchase please contact


Gift Aid

The Gift Aid prices include a 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation. This enables us to claim an extra 25p in every pound, which makes a huge difference. Thank you!

You must be paying enough income tax and/or capital gains tax to cover the amount of tax that all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs you donate to will reclaim for each tax year (6 April to 5 April). Council tax and VAT do not count. If you are not a UK taxpayer, please select non Gift Aid tickets.