Opening Hours

The Cole Museum is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. We are closed weekends, Bank holidays, and University closure days (listed under Opening Times).

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:

  • Thursday 28th March until Tuesday 2nd April 2024 inclusive

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.