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

Opening times

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. Our interactive galleries (LaunchpadThe Garden and Pattern Pod) will close at 18.00 during this time.


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

Launchpad will be closed until 11.15 on 12 September 2015

Oramics exhibition is now closed

Unlocking Lovelock: Scientist, Inventor, Maverick is now closed.

Science in the 18th Century is now closed.

Health Matters is now 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:

Autumn half-term
24 October – 1 November 2015 inclusive

Christmas holiday
19 December 2015 – 3 January 2016 inclusive