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Opening times


Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Monday: Closed to public (including bank holidays*)

*Special bank holiday opening on Monday 4 May and Monday 25 May: 10am-6pm

Easter: Closed from Thursday 2 April - Tuesday 7 April

Modern Life Cafe

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10am to 5pm

East End Coffee Bar

Tuesday - Sunday: 10am to 4pm


Permanent collections

Free entry

All temporary exhibitions

Adults: £8 - £12 (depending on exhibition)

Concessions: £4 - £10.50 (depending on exhibition)

Concessions include: Over 60s, unwaged, students, children, carers and people in care (with relevant ID)

Guided tours

Tuesday – Friday: 2.15pm*, pop-up tour at 11.15*. Saturday and Sunday 11.15pm and 2.15pm* .

Our highly trained and knowledgeable team of Guides give free introductory tours to the Centre and its collections daily, subject to availability.

We also run family tours at weekends and during school holidays.

Contact the Visitor Services Team to confirm tour schedule.

* Subject to availability. These times may be subject to change