Opening Hours

We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and free to visit!

We are closed on weekends, Bank Holidays, and during University closures.

We may be closed for teaching during term time, any changes to our regular opening hours will be listed here.

Don’t forget that group visits must be booked in advance!

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.

Think of us as a quiet space, like a library.

University closure days

The museum is closed at weekends, on Bank Holidays and during the University closure days at Christmas and Easter.

Upcoming closure days:

  • Friday 22nd December 2023 to Monday 1st January 2024

If in doubt please contact us in advance to avoid disappointment.


We have a some fun activities available to download and print here. Please bring them with you, along with some stationery, as we currently do not have these available at the museum.