Opening times

  • Opening times

    Tuesday - Sunday

    10am - 4pm

    Pre-booked, timed tickets only

  • Absolutely fascinating

    "Three generations of us found a plethora of nostalgia, and interesting information. The staff (all volunteers!) were very nice and extremely knowledgeable about the history, the processes of education as it was developed and the exhibits themselves.
    This museum is a real treasure for the country. We spent the full three hours on a Sunday afternoon and could have spent more.

    Ian C, TripAdvisor

Admission prices

  • Ticket details

    Please purchase tickets here before you arrive - this is so we can control the numbers at the museum, providing a safe environment for all

    Adult £6.50

    Child over 5 £6.50 (includes the children's summer activities)

    Child under 5 Free

    Victorian lessons - free with an admissions ticket for the specific times:

    Saturday 29 August at 11.15am

    Sunday 30 August at 3.00pm

    Book tickets
  • Children's actviities

    Girls and Boys come out to play! Let’s get moving again! 

    Throughout July and August, come and celebrate summer with us. Lots of fun art and easy craft activities to get you active!

    4 to 9 August

    Everything will be bright and breezy - so come and make some wind catchers 

    11 to 16 August

    Patterns are all around us. Can you find them?

    18 to 23 August

    Want to learn something new? Let’s get weaving!

    25 to 31 August

    We’re surrounded by a world of music and colours, so let’s join in!

    Included in the admissions ticket

    Book now


Experience a Victorian lesson

We shall be offering Victorian Lessons on Saturday 18 July and Sunday 19 July

What to expect

  • We will...

    • Welcome you with a warm hello and smile, albeit from a safe distance
    • Provide social distancing reminders around the site to help you stay 2 metres from others
    • Have friendly members of staff onsite to monitor visitor activity
    • Provide hand sanitisation stations to help you keep your hands clean
    • Operate a cashless system
    • Keep our Tea Room closed
    • Regularly monitor and clean our lavatories and shared spaces
  • We ask you to…

    • Save your visit for another day if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, or have been in contact with someone with Covid-19
    • Book your tickets in advance so we can ensure everyone has a safe visit
    • Listen to safety instructions on arrival and during your visit carefully
    • Keep the recommended two metre distance from other visitors
    • Not expect everyone to wear face masks - it is voluntary
    • Use our hand sanitising stations to keep your hands clean
    • Catch any coughs and sneezes in a tissue or into the crook of your elbow
    • Be patient if you have to queue for our facilities
    • But most importantly we want you to have a great day out!

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