Opening times

Monday10am - 5pm*
Tuesday10am - 5pm*
Wednesday10am - 5pm*
Thursday10am - 5pm*
Friday10am - 5pm*
Saturday10am - 4pm*
Sunday11am - 4pm*

The Museum is open with a few changes to keep you safe. Click here to plan your visit and book free tickets. 

Need to know

Unfortunately, both of our cafés are CLOSED until further notice.

The Crystals and Gems display is open again as part of the one-way route.

Last chance to see! Other Worlds: The Art of Atomhawk and A British Museum touring exhibition Ancient Iraq: new discoveries finish on Sunday 1 November.

The Museum will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 December and New Year's Day.


William Chapman Hewitson – Naturalist, Author, Illustrator, Benefactor and Oologist

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Joseph Crawhall II – A Victorian Artist and Man of Many Parts

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Pebbles on the beaches of Northumberland

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The Story of Elizabeth Gould – An Extraordinary Bird Woman

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