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.

Changes to regular hours

Sometimes we hold private events or need to change our opening hours for various reasons, though we try to keep these changes to a minimum. Please note that our online booking system reflects these changes, so book ahead online for the most up-to-date information.

Thursday 4 April - Open as usual, but expecting internet and phone line issues. We recommend bringing cash if you wish to purchase anything on the day.

Wednesday 1 May - Museum closed for a private event

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. 

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