The Museum Galleries and Shop are open every afternoon between 1 and 4 pm (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day).

The Museum Galleries

Our modern galleries, with something for everyone, are amongst the best available for a museum of our size and type. We are an independent museum, a registered charity and an accredited museum. We are reliant on admission charges as part of our income and onward sustainability.

Admission Charges

Tickets are available from our reception/shop counter and are: – Concessions and Children £2Adults £3 and we also offer a combined Family ticket at £6 for two adults and two children or grandchildren. Group charges for schools apply.

Prices for adult groups such as businesses or local societies are available on request.

Please contact us if you would like more information.


The Community Gallery

Our separate community gallery is normally free to visit, and open for the same hours as the museum galleries. The displays by local artists, photographers and craft organisations change every few weeks so it always worth re visiting us. This community space has become very popular, and is available for hire, with groups, schools and those wanting a special venue for family or corporate functions. Many of these will have an admission charge or are by invitation only. Our learning officers may also use this space for learning activities. More information is available on our Events, Learning, Exhibitions and Partner pages.

Please contact us if you would like more information.