Opening times

Museum & garden

Monday – closed
Tuesday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Last Thursday of the month* – 9am to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday** – 10am to 5pm

Shop & cafe

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Last Thursday of the month* – 9am to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday** – 10am to 5pm

Reading room

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Last Thursday of the month* – 9am to 9pm

*Please note the following dates for the forthcoming Extended Hours nights:
March 28th 2019
April 25th 2019
May 30th 2019
June 27th 2019

**From 6th January 2019, 10-11am on the first Sunday of the month will be a Quieter Hour

Easter 2019 Opening Times

Museum, shop and garden

Wednesday, 17th April – 10am to 5pm
Thursday 18th April – 10am to 5pm
Good Friday, 19th April – 10am to 5pm
Easter Saturday ,20th April – 10am to 5pm
Easter Sunday, 21st April – CLOSED
Easter Monday, 22nd April – CLOSED

Reading room

The reading room will close at 5pm on Tuesday 16th April and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 23rd April, 2019

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. In 2019, the Museum will be open on the University Closure days before Easter – see above. Please contact us if you have queries about future closure dates.

  • Opening Times

    The museum galleries are open Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and at weekends 10am to 5pm. On the last Thursday of the month the museum is open until 9pm.

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  • Free Admission

    There is a charge for some events.