Planning your visit


We want to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible so, there are some safety measures that we will be continuing to recommend.

We will continue to monitor visitor numbers to ensure the museum doesn’t get too crowded. 

We recommend wearing a face covering inside the gallery.

Our staff and volunteers are on hand to help and answer any questions. 

Some smaller areas of the gallery remain closed until it is safe to open them including: 

  • the lounge 
  • the workshop 

The Henry Rothschild Study Centre is now open.

For more detailed information, please read the sections below. 

Our opening hours remain unchanged:

Tuesday10am - 4pm
Wednesday10am - 4pm
Thursday10am - 4pm
Friday10am - 4pm
Saturday10am - 5pm
Bank holidaysClosed

When you arrive

  • If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don’t visit. 
  • To comply with government guidance you must wear a face covering in our gallery/ gallery shop area (as you enter and exit the building). We also recommend you wear a face covering throughout your visit to the gallery
  • We will continue to display NHS QR code posters to make it easy for you to check-in to support Test and Trace. You will need to download the NHS app onto your mobile phone before you can scan the QR code. The app is available on Android's Google Play or Apple's App Store - search for NHS Covid-19. 

During your visit

  • Our staff will greet you at a distance. They will be wearing face coverings and we have screens at our till points. 
  • Some smaller areas of the gallery remain closed including: the lounge, the Henry Rothschild Study Centre, the workshop. 
  • We encourage you to use the hand sanitisers around the venue. 
  • We have increased cleaning in all public areas of the building and especially in areas of high contact. 

School groups

If you are looking to make a school or college group booking please contact the Learning team ( who will be able to discuss your visit requirements directly with you. 

In the best interests of protecting our visitors and staff we will continue to wear masks and would strongly recommend that our visitors wear a mask to minimise the risk of spreading Covid 19 and other cold and flu viruses whilst indoors in our building.

Christmas opening hours

Monday 20 December Closed
Tuesday 21 DecemberClosed
Wednesday 22 DecemberClosed
Thursday 23 DecemberClosed
Friday 24 DecemberClosed
Saturday 25 DecemberClosed
Sunday 26 DecemberClosed
Monday 27 DecemberClosed
Tuesday 28 DecemberClosed
Wednesday 29 DecemberClosed
Thursday 30 DecemberClosed
Friday 31 DecemberClosed
Saturday 1 JanuaryClosed
Sunday 2 JanuaryClosed
Monday 3 JanuaryClosed
Tuesday 4 JanuaryOpen 10am - 4pm

Last day: Saturday 18 December 2021, reopening Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Please note there is a wedding taking place on at Shipley Art Gallery Wednesday 19 January 2022. The venue will close from 12pm. The Gallery will reopen as normal at 10am Thursday 20 January.

Your support

This remains a very difficult time for us.  

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Thank you!