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Opening times

We will reopen on Tuesday 18 May

We can't wait to welcome you back from 18 May. To make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible we have made a few changes. You'll need to book a free ticket in order to enter the building. Find out all you need to know.


Photograph of a stairway and entrance to a museum gallery space. On the open entrance doors are written 'Being Human'. Walking up the stairs is a woman wearing a face covering. Through the entrance doors the exhibits in the gallery can be seen, including a large transparent human figure, stood on a tabletop. Looking at this exhibit is man wearing a blue shirt and a face covering. In the far distance are the windows through which daylight is streaming.

Galleries and Reading Room

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00—17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00—17:00
  • Thursday 10:00—19:00
  • Friday 10:00—17:00
  • Saturday 10:00—17:00
  • Sunday 10:00—17:00

Photograph of the entrance desk of a library. Behind the desk a man stands wearing a face covering and a staff lanyard. He is talking to a female visitor standing on the other side of the desk, who is also wearing a face covering, a stripy jacket and who is holding a plastic bag. Between the two of them is a large perspex screen which runs the length of the desk. Queuing behind the visitor at the desk is a man in a pink shirt and a yellow face covering who is holding a see through plastic bag containing a laptop. On the glass partition in the background are two large figurative oil paintings.

Library

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00—17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00—17:00
  • Thursday 10:00—19:00
  • Friday 10:00—17:00
  • Saturday 10:00—16:00
  • Sunday Closed

Photograph of a café interior. A woman is sat at a high table working on an open laptop. To her right is a disposable coffee cup and to her left is a small pot plant. In the background another woman is sat on a long bench seat at a table. She is also working on an open laptop

Wellcome Café

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00—17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00—17:00
  • Thursday 10:00—19:00
  • Friday 10:00—17:00
  • Saturday 10:00—17:00
  • Sunday 10:00—17:00