Opening times

Regular opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 4pm

Saturday: 10am to 5pm

The Museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays (including Good Friday and Easter Monday, and Christmas and New Year).

We are open on a Monday in February and October half term.

Christmas Opening Hours:

The Museum will be open as normal until 5pm on Saturday 23 December.

We will be closed from 24 December until we re-open at 10am on Tuesday 2 Jan 2024.

​Admission is free, but we kindly ask visitors for a suggested donation of £5 towards their visit.

Planning your visit

Many school groups use our galleries in term-time weekdays between 10 am and 2.15 pm. If you wish to see a particularly gallery, it may be advisable to visit outside these times or contact us in advance. The galleries are generally quieter after 2.30 pm.

We ask groups of 10 or more people to book in advance

View more information about how to get here, our galleries, shop, schools, group visits and access.

Riverside Museum opening hours

April to September: open daily 10am - 6pm

October to March: closed

Admission is free.

Find out more about visiting the Riverside Museum

Abbey Ruins opening hours

Daily: dawn to dusk

Closed: for occasional ticketed events and private hire

Admission is free.

Find out more about visiting the Abbey Quarter