Opening times


Due to the National Lockdown announced on 4th January, the museum, shop, cafe and garden will be closed until further notice.

The reading room is also closed. For information regarding access to the collections, please visit the reading room page.

Please refer to our Coronavirus updates blog for the latest news.

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

  • Opening Times

    In line with the latest Government guidelines, The MERL has now closed until further notice.

    Find out more on our COVID-19 updates blog, or learn about how you can visit and explore our collections online.

  • Free Admission

    There is a charge for some events.