Opening Times

22nd July
The Museum will open slightly later on this date to allow for an exciting exhibition installation.

Monday to Friday
: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: CLOSED

The Museum is closed on the following Bank holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday.

2015 UPDATE: The Museum will be open on the following dates: Saturday 4th April, Monday 6th April, Monday 4th May, Monday 25th May, Monday 31st August

The Museum is also closed for approximately two weeks over the Christmas period, please check this page for specific dates each year.

Christmas and New Year closure 2014/2015: Closed Wednesday 24th December and re-opening Monday 12th January.




May 22, 2015

A weird group of ancient but surviving carnivorous worms, known as priapulids, which live in burrows on the seabed, evolved a remarkable method of capturing their prey – they can turn their hook-lined throat region inside out through the mouth to form a very effective grappling iron for capturing their prey.


May 19, 2015

The possibility that the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have been caused by the eruption of the Deccan lavas in India has been increased by new research, published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin (doi:10.1130/B31167.1).