Whitechapel Art Gallery Free


For more than a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Lucian Freud, Gilbert & George and Mark Wallinger.

With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, dining room and bookshop, the gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.

The gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, plays a central role in London’s cultural landscape, and is pivotal to the continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

General admission to exhibitions is free of charge. For selected exhibitions there might be a fee.

Please check website for up to date information on latest exhibitions.

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Opening Times:

Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 - 18:00. Thursday until 21:00.

Closed on Mondays.

Please check website for latest openings and closures.

Venue Details & Map

Whitechapel Art Gallery

80-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX
+44 (0)20 7522 7888
Public transport:
Exit Aldgate East tube station and the gallery is next door.


Payment Facilities
Free entry
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Whitechapel Art Gallery

4.0 out of 5 4 May 2016
by Oliver M.

The Whitechapel Gallery is a great arts venue right in the middle of Whitechapel high street. The gallery seems to straddle Aldgate East tube station, occupying two beautiful old buildings. The facade of one is covered in golden decoration.

Inside there's loads of gallery space. On my last visit I went to see the Electronic Superhighway exhibition, which charts the impact of computer and...more

4.0 out of 5 12 December 2015
by Linnea F.

The gallery is oh so lovely with good major exhibitions and often interesting free ones as well. Bookstore is gold and staff is always friendly. Really, the bookshop!! The cafe however is quite bad. The food is alright but not great and the staff were confused. Restaurant much nicer and better food and service. Laid back but nice.more

3.0 out of 5 19 July 2015
by Megan S.

Dropped in here when I arrived earlier than expected for dinner nearby. Always nice to have free galleries available!

I'm not an expert on contemporary art but I do often enjoy wondering around these exhibitions. In my opinion, the ground floor was a little heavy on video installations and pieces - it might just be me but I find these quite hard to engage with - maybe I need something more...more

5.0 out of 5 11 May 2015
by Steve A.

Be nice and stop by the café. Lovely place, with good food and very low prices. The quality really pleased me, I have to admit. Then I had a little walk around to check out the collections, very interesting. Give it a go, you're for sure have a lovely time.more

3.0 out of 5 10 April 2014
by Natalie W.

I was really disappointed by the Whitechapel Art Gallery, which I was hoping would be like New York's glorious New Museum. It didn't start well when a member of staff barked "we're not open" at me as I approached the front door and tried to look at the opening times...charming. I returned shortly after opening time and either the staff hadn't quite registered there were now visitors milling...more

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