** Opening times during Covid **

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the Museum and Gift Shop will be closed whilst current Lockdown measures are in place (at least February, at present)
The Online Shop however remains OPEN.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we proceed through these strange times together. 

Contact the museum on 01305 848237 or email [email protected] for further information - please note that it may take a few days to get back to you due to Covid-19 working restrictions.


Museum facilities

  • Free parking 
  • Access for people with disabilities and mobility issues.
  • There is a lay-by for coach parking on Dorchester Road directly in front of the museum.
  • Souvenirs, memorabilia and gifts available for sale
  • Large garden and grounds with seating available.

We are unable to sell refreshments and food in the shop at the current time. Toilets may be unavailable due to cleaning or covid restrictions. 

The following information is for general guidance of our usual opening hours:


Normal Museum opening times

Normal Summer opening hours 

  • Mondays.- Wednesdays  CLOSED
  • Thursday 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm
  • Bank Holidays 11.00am - 4.00pm

NOTE: The Museum shop will open one hour after the Museum opens, and will close one hour before it shuts. 

Normal Winter opening times 

  • Monday-Wednesday CLOSED
  • Thursday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm

The Museum is always closed between Christmas and New Year.