Victorian school and market square view

Opening hours

The Museum is open to visitors all year. Don’t forget to check our what’s on pages for our special event days. Or perhaps you’d like to join us for a day course during your visit?

Please note that, due to our open air site, we operate summer and winter opening hours for safety reasons.

2017 dates

  • 1 March – 23 December 2017: open daily
  • 24-25 December 2017: closed for Christmas
  • 26-27 December 2017: open daily
  • 28 – 31 December 2017:  closed for Christmas holidays

2018 dates

  • 1 January – 23 December 2018: open daily
  • 24-25 December 2018: closed for Christmas
  • 26-27 December 2018: open daily
  • 28-31 December 2018:  closed for Christmas holidays

Opening hours

  • 10.30am – 5.30pm during British Summer Time (late March to late October)
  • 10.30am – 4pm at other times

Opening times vary for certain large events. Please see our what’s on section for details or call us on 01243 811363 in advance of your visit.