The Cole Museum is now open!

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

We may be closed for teaching for periods of up to two hours 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.

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:

  • Friday 23rd December to Monday 2nd January

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