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

Opening times

Please note that on Thursday 8 May 2014 the Museum will close at 16.00.

The Museum is open from 10.00 to 18.00 (last entry 17.15) every day except from the 24 to the 26 December.

During school holidays the Museum is open from 10.00 to 19.00 (last entry 18.15).

Galleries start to close 30 minutes before the Museum closes.


On the last Wednesday of each month the Museum will be open from 18.45 - 22.00 for Lates, our free night for adults.

Please note that there will be no Lates in December.

Gallery closures

Listening Post is currently closed.

School holidays

During school holidays we welcome a lot of visitors to the Museum. Please bear with us as queuing times may be longer than usual.

The Museum stays open until 19.00 (last entry 18.15) during the school holidays, except for the last Wednesday of the month when we close at 18.00.

On days when the Museum is open until 19.00, the interactive galleries (LaunchpadThe Garden and Pattern Pod) will be open from 10.00 to 18.00.

For the academic years 2013-14, the Museum's school holiday opening times will apply during the following dates:

February half term
15-23 February 2014 inclusive

Easter holiday
5-21 April 2014 inclusive

May half term
24 May - 1 June 2014 inclusive

Summer holiday
23 July 2014 - 31 August 2014 inclusive

October half term
25 October - 2 November 2014 inclusive

Christmas holiday
20 December 2014 - 4 January 2015 inclusive

February half term
14-22 February 2015 inclusive

Easter holiday
28 March - 12 April 2015 inclusive

May half term
23-31 May 2015 inclusive

Summer holiday
Starts 25 July 2015