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 that the Extended Hours will be discontinued in the Reading Room and Museum after November, 2019. Forthcoming evening opening dates are:
31st October, 2019
28th November, 2019

**10-11am on the first Sunday of the month will be a Quieter Hour

Christmas and New Year 2019

Reading Room
The Reading Room will close at 5pm on 20th December and reopen at 9am on 2nd January.

Museum, cafe, shop and garden
21st & 22nd December – open as usual
23rd to 27th December – closed
28th & 29th December – OPEN 10am to 5pm
30th December to 1st January – closed
2nd January – open as usual

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

    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.