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The museum, IMAX and Pictureville are temporarily closed. Find out about our major transformation.

Plan your visit

The museum is temporarily closed from 5 June 2023 for transformation through our Sound and Vision project. Pictureville Cinema is temporarily closed.

Admission and tickets

Entry to the museum is free. You can book tickets for the museum and our cinemas online in advance.

Entry to the museum is free. Please consider supporting our vital work, either by donating online or using one of the contactless donation points in the museum.

You should find all the information you need to plan a visit on this page and in our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any further questions, you can contact us.

Admission guidelines

Getting here

Museum floor plan


All our galleries are suitable for visitors with disabilities, many of our staff have special training, and we offer a range of services and aids to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

If you have any special requirements, call us on 033 0058 0058 and we’ll help you arrange your visit.

Read more about access and facilities at the museum.

Food and drink

CAFÉ: Open daily, 10.00–16.00

PICTUREVILLE BAR: Open Wednesday to Sunday for cinema customers

Our café and bar serve delicious food and a huge range of drinks. We have picnic areas available too.

Read more about food and drink at the museum.

WiFi access

Free WiFi is available throughout the museum. Look for the ‘Free Museum WiFi’ network.