Here are the current Museum opening arrangements including COVID advisories. Updated March 2022.

The Museum opening times are now back to normal (ie before COVID). Check Opening Times.

Entrance charges:

Anyone with an annual ticket which they were unable to use due to Covid lockdowns will be able to use their ticket for free entry from September with a new expiry date added to that ticket.


With the exception of the 3D dragonfly and the children’s dressing up clothes, all other attractions are available.


The Museum shop will be OPEN.

The Museum Tea shop will be open again from March 15th 2022. Although we aim to be able to offer our Tearoom facility every day during normal opening hours the current situation with Covid does mean we may have to close the tearoom at short notice. In this event we hope you will understand and accept our apologies.

All the toilets are now available to our visitors.


Visitors are asked to continue to wear face coverings in the Museum and to observe distancing and hand sanitising precautions. Volunteers will continue to wear face coverings.

The NHS QR Code test and trace system will continue to be available to visitors who may alternatively provide their name and phone number if they do not have the App. This is strongly encouraged by the Government but is no longer mandatory. Visitors should note that using this system will not result in a requirement to self isolate should a case of COVID be confirmed in a Museum visitor, but will only require a COVID test of other visitors as soon as possible.

Handling of items in the Museum should be minimised and hand sanitising should be repeated if you do handle any objects.

The one way system in the Museum will continue to be used, although its delineation will be less formal.

Weather conditions permitting the Museum will be ventilated as much as possible commensurate with also maintaining a safe environment for our artefacts.

Please read our Covid guidelines here.