London’s cultural institutions closed for the Queen’s state funeral: From monuments and theatres to galleries


ueen Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place on Monday, September 19, following her death on Thursday, September 8.

The UK is currently in a period of mourning, while the Queen lies-in-state at Westminster Hall.

Hundreds of thousands of mourners have queued for hours to visit her coffin and pay their respects to the Queen.

Monday’s ceremony will involve a procession to take the Queen to Westminster Abbey, where there will be a service for invited guests. The Queen’s funeral service will also be aired on BBC One.

As a result, a number of London cultural institutions, such as galleries, museums, theatres, and monuments, will be closed on Monday as a mark of respect.

Find out what is closed on the day of the Queen’s funeral below.

Museums and galleries closed for the Queen’s funeral

  • Natural History Museum
  • Science Museum
  • The National Gallery
  • Tate Modern 
  • Tate Britain
  • V&A
  • British Museum
  • Museum of London
  • Imperial War Museum
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Cutty Sark 
  • Queen’s House
  • Royal Observatory
  • Design Museum
  • London Transport Museum

West End shows cancelled for the Queen’s funeral

  • Hamilton
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Back to the Future
  • Mary Poppins
  • Only Fools and Horses
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Jersey Boys
  • & Juliet
  • The Crucible
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Marvellous
  • Grease
  • The Book of Mormon
  • Antigone
  • Eureka Day

London monuments or institutions closed for the Queen’s funeral

  • London Zoo
  • London Eye
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • HMS Belfast
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Kensington Palace
  • Kew Gardens
  • The Royal Opera House
  • Royal Geographical Society