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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.

The Museum will be closed on 24, 25 and 26 December and will be open as usual from 27 December.

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:

Thursday 8 December 
IMAX and Engineer Your Future will be closed all day.

4 January 2017 
Cosmos and CultureMeasuring Time and Agriculture galleries all close permanently on this date.

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:

  • Christmas holiday: 17 December 2016 – 2 January 2017
  • 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