Museum opening hours

The Museum is open every day except Monday (we are open on Bank Holidays).

Tuesday - Sunday:

10.00 - 16.30

Bank Holidays (including Bank Holiday Monday):

10.00 - 16.30

Last entry to the Museum is at 15.00

During half terms and for special events the Museum is sometimes open in the evenings and on Mondays too. Check out our Events page for more details.

Christmas Openings
The Museum will be closed between Monday 18 December 2023 and Friday 5 January 2024. Our re-opening date in the New Year will be Saturday 6 January.
Crown's Café and the REME Shop will close on Thursday 21 December and re-open on Wednesday 3 January.
Thank you for your support in 2023 and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Crown's Café opening hours

Crown’s Café is open 9.30 - 16.00, Tuesday to Saturday, and 10.00 - 16.00 on Sundays.

Hot food is served until 14.30.

The Café is also open on Bank Holidays, including Mondays (10.00 - 16.00).

How long will my visit take?

We recommend leaving at least two hours to view our displays. There are eight galleries to enjoy, packed with artefacts, information and interactives. Check out our Virtual Tour for a sneak preview.

We encourage all visitors to book tickets online in advance of your visit to ensure a smooth arrival. 

Book online