We are usually open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, although this can sometimes change at short notice.

We may be closed for teaching during term time.

The Cole Museum is centred at the heart of a working University building, and we must ask our visitors to be considerate of our staff and researchers working on the upper floors by keeping noise levels to a minimum. We regret that, as a result, the museum is not suitable for children under the age of 5.

Please check the museum’s calendar before you visit us, particularly if you are making a special journey.

Group visits must be booked in advance.

Upcoming closure dates:

  • Friday 23rd December to Monday 2nd January