The Museum is currently closed to the public due to relocation to the new Health and Life Sciences building. It will reopen in 2022 – please see the main page for updates on when we will be re-opening.

The Cole Museum is accessible to a wide range of visitors and we always strive to meet the access needs of everyone who visits us. If you have a specific need which you would like to ask us about, please contact us.

People with impairments

  • Disabled access throughout the museum which is entirely on the ground floor, including a step-free entrance with automatic door
  • Disabled visitor parking
  • Fully accessible toilets
  • Assistance dogs welcome


We encourage visitors to travel by foot, bike and public transport wherever possible.

  • Car park (limited spaces)
  • Secure bike rack


  • Baby changing facilities are available
  • The Trilobite cafe serves sandwiches, snacks, and hot/cold drinks. Click here for more details.
  • Toilets