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Opening Hours

Box Office

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 6.00pm

*The Institute is open for specific events on weekends. On those weekends, the Box Office team will be available to assist with in person and telephone enquiries.

Office and Administration
Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5.30pm 

The Library (Special Collections and Archives)

CHRISTMAS CLOSURE: The Library, Special Collections and Archives will close at 13:30 on Tuesday 19 December 2017 for a staff event. Normal hours will resume until 17:30 Friday 22 December 2017, after which the building will be closed until 10:00 Tuesday 2 January 2018. 

Our Researchers Area for accessing our Special Collections and Archives is now open until 20:00 every Wednesday*. If you would like to take advantage of these extended opening hours, please place your order for materials before 17:00. We can be contacted on 020 7392 9270 or at library@bishopsgate.org.uk

Our normal opening hours are:

Monday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 5.30pm
(8.00pm Special Collections & Archives)
Thursday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Friday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Please note that fetches of printed and archive materials will be subject to delays between 12:30 and 14:30 to accommodate staff breaks. Click here for more information about accessing the collections

* Wednesday openings are subject to being suspended to accommodate the Institute's other activities. We will endeavour to keep these instances to an absolute minimum. Changes will be advertised via @BishopsgateInst, or you can contact the Special Collections and Archives team directly: library@bishopsgate.org.uk