In response to growing concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and community of visitors, Whitechapel Gallery is temporarily closed until further notice.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • All public events and educational activities are currently suspended.
  • König Books is closed, while our new restaurant Townsend, is offering a home delivery service. Find out more here.
  • Our staff continue to work remotely.  Our office hours are 9.30 – 5.45pm Monday – Friday. Should you have a general enquiry, please email
  • If you have booked a ticket to Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, or any scheduled public events, please contact us at A member of our Visitor Services team will be glad to discuss your options, whether you would like to transfer your ticket, consider releasing it as a donation or request a refund.


While it is with great sadness that we have suspended access to our building at this critical moment, Whitechapel Gallery’s team continues to work towards a programme that engages with art and ideas in these difficult times. To be part of the conversation, please join us online by signing up for our newsletters; visiting our website; and following us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

In the meantime, stay healthy, be kind and don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon,

Whitechapel Gallery

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