From the Director

Welcome back to the Barber!

We are open – welcome back to the Barber! The galleries are now open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm. To ensure everyone stays safe and well, entry is by timed pre-booked tickets with measures in place to ensure social distancing, good ventilation and hygiene. Book your free ticket here. As you can now book up to six tickets, why not take the opportunity to meet up at the museum and get reacquainted with the pleasures of sharing art with friends and family?

If you are a first time visitor, I can guarantee that you will be impressed by our elegant galleries, world-class art and the warm welcome offered by our front of house team. If you are returning, after many months of absence, I can also happily confirm that all the very particular qualities that make the Barber so special remain unchanged. We’ve new things for you to see too, including important acquisitions to the collections, a fascinating re-attribution and freshly-conserved paintings, as well changing displays of prints and drawings.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to the Barber. And, if the time is not quite right for you, or if you have got to know us from afar as a digital visitor, we’ve still got lots of online content for you to enjoy.

Best wishes and see you soon!

Nicola Kalinsky

Tuesday 18 May 2021


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