Opening Hours

The museum is open from 1000 to 1630 on Tuesdays to Sundays all year round. We close for just a few days at Christmas/New Year. In addition we are open on bank holiday Mondays and on the first Thursday of each month we open late until 1930. Last entry to the museum is 30 minutes before closing time.

Christmas/New Year 2016-17We are closed on 24th, 25th 26th 27th and 31st December 2016. We are open on Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th, and Friday 30th December and on Sunday and Monday 1st and 2nd January 2016.

Admission Charges

The admission charges untl 31st March 2017 are as follows:

We accept:

Museums Association members £2.00

English Heritage Members enjoy a 2 for 1 offer

We accept cash or credit/debit card

A price increase is planned from 1st April 2017

Groups of 10 people or more qualify for special rates and may book refreshments. Groups of 20 or more can have a free introductory talk from a member of staff, if pre-booked. We also arrange guided towpath walks along the canal for pre-booked groups, at an extra charge. Contact to make a reservation.

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