The Cole Museum is now open!

Opening hours and visit information

The museum is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

We may be closed for teaching for periods of up to two hours during term time, or busy with a group in the museum.

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

Admittance is free of charge – we do however ask our visitors to consider a donation of £1 per person, particularly for groups.

Groups of 10 or more people need to book in advance – please see our Group Booking page for more information.

Weekends and 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:

  • Thursday 2nd June – Bank Holiday
  • Friday 3rd June – Bank Holiday
  • Monday 29th August – Bank Holiday

For a full list of University closure days click here. If in doubt please contact us in advance to avoid disappointment.