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We are open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 12-5pm on Sundays. We are not open on Mondays.

Let’s keep keeping each other safe


The Government has announced that most legal restrictions regarding Covid-19 will be eased in England from today.


Here at Modern Art Oxford the safety of our staff and visitors is essential and we’re encouraging visitors to continue social distancing and wearing masks so that everyone can feel safe whilst enjoying a trip to the gallery.


What you need to know:


  • Ticketing – we ask that you book a free ticket ahead of your visit so that we can manage capacity. We have set up 15-minute arrival slots throughout each day. Please book a ticket for each member of your party for an available slot and arrive within your allotted time slot. You are then welcome to stay as long as you like, or until the gallery closes at 4pm. Book tickets now.
  • Creative Space – we have limited numbers in our dedicated family-friendly space. The Creative Space is only open on Saturdays and Sundays, when members of our team are on hand to help with creative activities provided. We are asking that you book a time slot to ensure everyone can stay safe and enjoy themselves. Book tickets now.
  • One-way system – to visit our Café or Samson Kambalu: New Liberia, please enter the gallery via our Pembroke St entrance and exit via St Ebbe’s Street. You may enter using the St Ebbe’s St entrance if you would just like to visit our Shop.
  • NHS Test and Trace – we encourage all visitors to check in using the NHS app and will continue to prominently display the QR code around the building.
  • Face coverings – we strongly encourage all visitors to wear a face covering during their visit for the safety of other visitors and our staff.
  • Social distancing – we will continue to limit the number of visitors to the gallery so that you can maintain social distancing during your visit.
  • Hand washing – we have additional hand sanitising and washing stations throughout the building that you will be encouraged to use regularly.
  • Group limits – we are currently only able to accommodate a maximum group size of 6 to the gallery. If you would like to bring a larger group to the family, please get in touch by calling 01865 722733 or emailing
  • Shop – if you just want to visit our Shop you do not need to book a General Admission ticket and can enter via our St Ebbe’s St entrance.
  • Café – our Café will continue to only open on weekends. To visit, enter via our Pembroke Street entrance and someone will show you to a seat. You do not need to book a ticket ahead of your visit if you are just coming to our Café.
If you have any questions about these measures, we would love to hear from you: