Opening Times

Museum & garden

Monday – closed
Tuesday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Last Thursday of the month* – 9am to 9pm (*not December)
Saturday* & Sunday – 10am to 5pm

Shop & cafe

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Last Thursday of the month* – 9am to 9pm (*not December)
Saturday & Sunday – 10am to 5pm

Reading room

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Last Thursday of the month* – 9am to 9pm (*not December)

Christmas 2017 opening times

The museum galleries, shop, cafe, garden and reading room will close at 5pm on Thursday 21st December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January, 2018, with the following exception:

The museum galleries, shop, cafe and garden will be open from 10am to 5pm on Thursday 28th* and Friday 29th December, 2017
(*not an Extended Hours night)
Find out more on our What’s On page

University closure days

The museum (including, shop, cafe and garden) and the reading room are closed on Bank Holidays and on some University closures days at Christmas and Easter.

For a full list of University closure days click here, and please contact us to avoid disappointment.