Opening Times

Our opening times are Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm with last admission at 4pm. We are closed on Mondays.

Our tea room is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3.30pm. It is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Opening times for the museum and tea room may be subject to change so please check the website before you visit.

The safety of our visitors is of paramount importance to us, we have taken various measures to ensure your safety during your visit including; increased cleaning regime; sanitiser points throughout the museum and protective screens around our reception and retail areas. We would also advise that you still wear a face covering during your visit unless you are exempt and that you keep your distance from other people. To see our COVID risk assessment in full click Coronavirus Risk Assessment Public 19 July 2021 Review

To minimise touch-points we won’t be handing out museum maps on entry so if you would like to download or print your own copy before arrival please click here..

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Research Appointments

Our Library and Archive is open Tuesdays to Fridays 10.30-1.00. Booking is essential.

If you would like to conduct research in the library it will be necessary to book at least a week in advance by emailing We will be unable to take bookings over the phone and will not be able to allow access without a prior booking.

Please note that we will be unable to provide paper and pencils so please bring your own along with you.


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