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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Opening times

Open seven days a week, 10.00–18.00, last entry 17.15
Galleries start to close 30 minutes before the Museum closes.

During school holidays our opening hours are 10.00–19.00 (last entry 18.15), except for the last Wednesday of the month when we close at 18.00.

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

If you plan to visit Wonderlab, please be aware that in peak periods (from midday onwards) we are experiencing long queues due to the gallery's popularity. 

We recommend arriving early to mimimise your waiting time and to leave plenty of time for your visit.


On the last Wednesday of each month except December we open from 18.45–22.00 for Lates, our free night for adults.

Gallery closures:

  • IMAX Theatre closed all day on 18 January, 2 and 28 February and 6 March.
    Closed from 10.00–13.30 on 24 January, with first IMAX screening at 13.45.
    Closed from 13.00–18.00 on 15 March.
  • Engineer Your Future closed all day on 18 January, 28 February and 6 March.
    Closed from 10.00-14.30 on 24 January.
    Closed on 2 February from 15.00 and on 15 March from 13.00–18.00.
  • Media Space Café closed all day 13 March.

Galleries now permanently closed:

School holidays

During school holidays we welcome a lot of visitors to the Museum so queuing times may be longer than usual.

School holiday opening times will apply during the following dates:

  • Spring half term: 13–17 February 2017
  • Easter holiday: 31 March – Monday 17 April 2017
  • Summer half term: 29 May – 2 June 2017
  • Summer holiday: Starts 21 July 2017