Ikon's galleries, shop and café are open.
Book tickets for A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s.

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Visiting Guidelines

18 June — 30 August 2021

Book Tickets

Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm
Free entry, advance booking essential

Ikon has guidelines to ensure a safe experience for everyone, including one way systems, hand sanitiser stations and reduced capacity. Please familiarise yourself with the full list of guidelines and plan your visit so you know what to expect when you arrive. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Admission to the gallery is still free but visitors must book online in advance.

We have reduced capacity in the galleries and have set up 30-minute arrival slots throughout each day to allow for social distancing. Please book a ticket for each member of your party and include their contact details.

For anyone unable to book online please call Ikon on 0121 248 0708 and we will organise your tickets. If your tickets are cancelled for any reason you will receive a full refund on any donations.

Ikon is a registered charity and your support is vital, please consider making a donation. As well as Tap to Donate, we are still accepting cash in our donations box.

Your visit

If you have a high temperature, persistent cough or change in taste or smell, please stay at home and visit another time. Follow NHS guidelines.

We are working in accordance with the latest government guidance, click here for more information. Also please note face coverings are mandatory for all visitors except those who are exempt, in line with government guidelines.

Do arrive promptly for your allocated time slot and bring your booking details so that a member of our Front of House team can check you in. There is no need to print your ticket, it can be displayed on your phone or you can give your contact details.

If you are unable to make your allocated time slot please call Ikon on 0121 248 0708 to cancel or rearrange your booking, so we can release your slot to another visitor. If we can’t answer the phone, please leave a message and your number and we will be in touch.

Please observe social distancing when in the gallery and follow designated one way routes around Ikon. Hand sanitisers are available throughout the building for your use.

We’re using QR codes for digital interpretation to enhance your visit. Large print guides are available on request.

Take as long as you would like to enjoy the exhibitions. Our friendly staff are here to help if you have any questions. Above all, enjoy your visit.

Ikon Shop

If you see something you would like to purchase, please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Acrylic screens have been installed at Ikon’s Shop and Reception desks. We currently only accept card or contactless payments in Ikon Shop to minimise contact.

Ikon’s online shop is open for business and a click and collect service is available.

Test and trace

We will be supporting the NHS Test and Trace service by collecting visitor contact details through our online booking system. This information will be kept securely for 21 days and only be used if requested by the NHS to help stop the spread of COVID-19. You can choose to opt in to our email database if you wish. All data will be handled in accordance with GDPR and Ikon’s Data and Privacy policy.

Covid-19 lateral flow device (LFD) testing
For information about local testing sites click here