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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.

Please note that the Museum will close at 17.00 on 7 September. 


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:

Wednesday 7 September
Gallery 29 and 30 (Picnic Area and Studios A and B)
Measuring Time
Cosmos and Culture

14–15 September
Engineer Your Future

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:

  • Summer holiday: Starts 20 July 2016