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.
All group and school visits must be booked in advance.
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.
2017 Opening Dates
Our next exhibition will open on 11 April 2017 and run until 7 December, with some closed days in the Summer vacation which will be advertised.
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.
This year we will not be closing for whole summer vacation, but will have to close occasionally for staff leave. So, we will also be closed: 26 July late am, 2 August am, 9-10 & 29 August, 12-14 September (list will be updated occasionally).
Please note: Unfortunately due to limited 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