Opening times

  • Opening times

    Museum Opening Times:

    The Museum standard opening hours are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, (last entry 3pm).

    Pre-booked, timed tickets available for Museum entry or pay on entry.

    We are always looking for new volunteers interested in history who would like to share their enthusiasm as guides for the public at the weekends. Get in touch on - we would love to hear from you!


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    Play Café @ The Museum

    9:00 - 14:30 every weekday

    10:00 - 15:30 every Saturday and Sunday

  • 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

    You can purchase your ticket on arrival at our Entrance Desk, or book in advance using this link:

    Reminder - We open for visits Friday, Saturday, Sunday. We close at 4pm but last entry is at 3pm to allow you time to look around. 

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  • Children's activities

    Craft activities for children throughout the year

    Included in the admissions ticket

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Experience a Victorian lesson

Our next Victorians Live! event will be revealed soon. 

Come and meet Victorian characters around the schools. Children can try their hand at Victorian chores such as brass cleaning, shoe shining, meal preparation and more. Then take part in a Victorian lesson!

What to expect

  • We will...

    • Welcome you with a warm hello and smile, albeit from a safe distance
    • Have friendly members of staff onsite to provide information and answers to questions.
    • Open your eyes to the forgotten story of our route to universal free education for all...
  • We ask you to…

    • Please be patient with our Victorian site! It is cold and difficult to heat in winter, and two areas (the Gallery Classroom and Victorian Headmaster's House) are step-only access due to their age and original design.

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