Keeping you safe

As we adjust to the lifting of Covid safety measures, our staff will continue to give visitors extra space and we encourage visitors to respect others’ space. Wearing masks for both staff and visitors is optional. We will continue to monitor numbers to ensure the museum does not become too crowded and we will maintain increased cleaning. Click here for more information about planning a visit.

This remains a very difficult time for us. Help us ensure art, culture and heritage continue to make a positive impact in our region. Donate today. Thank you for your continuted support.

Opening times

Monday10am - 5pm
Tuesday10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Free entry (donations welcome). Last entry is 15 minutes before closing time. 


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