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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. 

Opening time alerts

On Saturday 7 May the Garden interactive gallery will be closed until 11.15.

On Wednesday 11 May the Museum will close at 16.00 (last entry 15.15).


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

    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:

    • Easter holiday: 24 March – 10 April 2016 inclusive
    • Summer half term: 28 May – 5 June 2016 inclusive
    • Summer holiday: Starts 20 July 2016