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The Museum will be closed from 6 June until 2 August for a major upgrade to the Museum's floors. We apologise for any inconvenience but hope you will come and visit us in August to see the revamped Museum!

This will affect all areas of the building but we are working to keep some facilities open as much as possible:

Crown's Café will be closed 16 - 28 June.

The REME Shop will be closed 6 June - 2 August, but will operate a temporary shop from 28 June until 31 July in our Conference Room.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding this closure, please contact us.


Museum opening hours

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

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.

The Museum will be open every day over the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, 10:00-16:30.

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.

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.