Admission is Free
Our Usual Exhibition Opening Hours
Our temporary exhibitions are usually open Tuesdays to Thursdays 09:30 – 16:30, Fridays by appointment (see dates below or telephone for confirmation).
Please check if we have a current exhibition at the time of your intended visit, and be aware that we do not have a permanent exhibition of textiles on display.
All group and school visits must be booked in advance and be accompanied by a group leader or tutor. Large groups must book for Tuesdays only.
NB: occasional lunchtime closing may be necessary due to single staffing, which will be detailed on the door. If you can only visit on a lunch hour please phone in advance to book your visit.
We may also close for an extended lunchtime period on the last Wednesday of the month.
2018 Opening Dates
Our exhibition runs from 25 April to 13 December; there will be some closed days in the Summer vacation which will be advertised. Further dates will be advertised when available.
We are always closed: Fridays (except by appt.), Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays; during exhibition changes, University closed days (Easter, Christmas week and Tuesdays following bank holidays) and certain dates over the Summer vacation.
Unfortunately we will have to close occasionally for staff leave etc. So, we will unfortunately also be closed:
- 22 – 29 May 2018
- 5 June until 11am
- 7 June after 2pm
- 28 August 2018 (University closed day)
This list will be updated occasionally.
Please note: Unfortunately due to limited, and often solo, staffing we sometimes have to close at short notice, for annual leave or for training. If you are intending to travel distances to visit, please telephone beforehand to confirm current opening hours.
Students and Researchers
Students and Researchers wishing to look at items from the collections which are not on display are welcome to make an appointment (minimum one week notice required). Appointments can occasionally be made during certain exhibition closed dates by prior arrangement. Please see our details on using the Collections and accessibility details.