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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)


The Institute will close 1:30 pm Fri 21st December 2018.

We re-open 9:00 am 2nd January 2019.  

The Library and Special Collections & Archives will open 2nd January from 10 am. 

Wishing you all lovely festive holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Our Researchers Area for accessing our Special Collections and Archives is now open until 20:00 every Wednesday*. 

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

* In the rare instances where we cannot operate the Wednesday late, changes will be advertised via @BishopsgateInst, or you can contact the Special Collections and Archives team directly: library@bishopsgate.org.uk