Opening times

Before you visit, please check The MERL’s COVID updates blog for the latest visitor information.

May Half Term / Jubilee opening times

Normal opening times apply, with the following exceptions:

The reading room will be open on Monday 30th May.

The Museum will be open on Monday 30th May for the bookable Museums, My Way event only.

The museum, shop, cafe, garden and reading room will be closed on the bank holidays on Thursday 2nd June & Friday 3rd June.

Museum galleries, garden, café and shop

Our galleries, garden, café, and shop are open:

Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm

Closed on Mondays

Reading room

The reading room is open as follows (booking essential):

Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 4.00pm

For further information and to book, please visit the reading room page.

University closure days

The Museum (including, shop, café and garden) and the reading room are closed on bank holidays and on some University closures days at Christmas and Easter.

Please contact us if you have queries about future closure dates.

  • Free Admission

    There is a charge for some events.