Opening Times

Archive and Library

Archive and Library materials held in Special Collections are accessed via the reading room, which can get busy. We recommend that you contact us in advance to avoid disappointment.

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm

Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED

Museum of English Rural Life, shop & cafe

Special Collections is accessed via the reception of The Museum of English Rural Life, which has a shop and cafe.

MUSEUM & GARDEN

Monday – closed
Tuesday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday – 10am to 5pm

SHOP & CAFE

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday – 10am to 5pm

University closure days

The Reading Room is closed on Bank Holidays and on some University closures days at Christmas and Easter.

For a full list of University closure days click here, and please contact us to avoid disappointment.