We are a group of 5, possibly 8, who will, at a minimum visit Academia Gallery on October 22, preferably early afternoon. Are advance purchase tickets necessary to avoid lines at this time of year? Thanks for the help.
It is really difficult to say for October because there are still quite a bit of tourists around.... but by the 22nd, they might have reduced... You might get lucky and not find a long crowd that day so it is up to you to take the risk, you could go by that morning and if there is a crowd, go back later in the day. There tend to be less people right after lunch and in the late afternoon.