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Available during Gallery opening hours, Tuesdays – Fridays from 11.30am. Free, booking required
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We advise group leaders to visit exhibitions in advance, if possible, to ascertain the suitability for your group.
Whitechapel Gallery respectfully reserves the right to refuse entry to those that do not meet these requirements.
How we can help
Whitechapel Gallery is a public art gallery so we kindly ask for your group to remain considerate of other visitors.
Whitechapel Gallery staff reserve the right to ask individuals to leave the galleries if they pose a risk to the artworks, themselves or to other members of the public.
At no stage can Whitechapel Gallery assume the formal duty of care on behalf of group leaders.
Food and Drink
Food and drink cannot be consumed inside the Gallery spaces; closed bottled water is permitted in the galleries.
Large bags are not permitted inside any of the galleries. A free cloakroom service is available in the Foyer.
Please avoid taking calls on mobile phones inside the exhibition spaces.
Photographs may be taken in the Foyer, Café/Bar and Bookshop. Photography is permitted inside some of the galleries, depending on the exhibition. Please check with Visitor Services at the information desk when you visit.
Safety of Art Works
Works of art can damage easily and many contemporary works are especially fragile. Please remind your group of the Gallery rules:
Permitted with dry materials: pencils, fine-tipped pens, crayons.
Not permitted: paint and other wet materials, permanent markers, charcoal, pastels, oil based materials.
To avoid congestion in the shop, please visit in small, staggered groups with supervision at all times.
The shop sells some challenging material within its book sections which may not be suitable for children.