Visitor Information

Phase one of the new Butterfly House project is complete and the museum is now open.


April - September: 10.00am - 5.30pm

October - March: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Open Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed on Mondays (apart from Bank Holidays).

Please note:

Due to bookings from two large groups, there will be no access to the museum until 1pm on Tuesday 23rd May.

The Cumberland House bees were discovered to be carrying a virus so will be taken from the museum for treatment. The beehive will be back to full occupancy in due course but it may not be before June. Please check back for updates, which will be relayed as soon as we know them. 

Last entry to the museum is 30 minutes before closing time.

If you require any information for your visit, please contact us.


A full range of products are available in our museum shop for all ages, but particularly for young people.


The Museum is free entry to all but young people under 13 need to be accompanied by an older person.

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