Opening times


Please refer to our COVID updates blog for the latest news. All plans mentioned below are dependent on further Government announcements.

Museum galleries, garden, café and shop

From 18th May, the galleries, garden, café, and shop are open as follows.
Booking is strongly advised. Please see our Visit Us page for details.

Tuesday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Please note that we will be closed on Mondays.

Reading room

From 18th May, the reading room is open (Booking essential)

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

For further information and to book, please visit the reading room 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.  Please contact us if you have queries about future closure dates.

*All dates dependent on further Government announcements.

  • Opening Times

    Following the reopening of the shop, café, garden and reading room, our galleries are reopening to visitors from 18th May!

  • Free Admission

    There is a charge for some events.