Opening Times


In order to protect the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff the museum trustees have taken the decision to keep the museum closed beyond the national lockdown period. Planned maintenance work will be carried out during the closure period and the museum will open again on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

Pannett Art Gallery will also be closed during the same period.

We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you again in the new year.


Research Appointments

Unfortunately, our library cannot open safely at the current time so will remain closed until further notice. If you have a research enquiry you can email

This information will be updated as soon as we are able to safely reopen the library space.

Please note that dogs (except for support dogs) are not allowed in the museum or the art gallery.