We highly encourage all visitors to pre-book tickets online in advance of your visit.

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Museum opening hours

The Museum is now open every day except Monday.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10.00 – 16.30

Wednesday: 10.00 – 16.30

Thursday: 10.00 – 16.30

Friday: 10.00 – 16.30

Saturday: 10.00 – 16.30

Sunday: 10.00 - 16.30

Last entry to the Museum is at 14.30.

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.

Changes to regular opening - on 8 September the Museum will be closed to the public due to a private event. Please do not try to book a ticket on this day. The Café will be open as usual.

Crown's Café opening hours

Crown’s Café is open from 9.30 until 16.00, Tuesday to Sunday.

Hot food is served until 14.30.

How long will my visit take?

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

Last updated 9.15, 20 September 2021