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Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday


10am - 4pm

(last admission 3pm)

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What's On This Month

THERE’S plenty to celebrate this month, we’ve got lots to keep the family entertained. There is no extra charge for the day time events; admission is included in the regular museum entry price.

Open Stores - Museum opening hours, 10am - 4pm
Step behind the scenes to see hundreds of exciting items from our vast, world-class collections – featuring everything from 1980s and 1950s objects to Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian artefacts. The store, located in the Regional Resource Centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Home Guard - Sunday 22nd February & Sunday 22nd March
Visit the 1940s Farm and take a look at Home Guard equipment. Brace yourself incase you get roped into Home Guard drill activities too!

Outdoor Ice Skating - Every weekend 15th November 2014* to 1st March 2015
Our real ice rink is the perfect festive experience for all the family! Whether you're a novice skater or fancy yourself as an Edwardian expert, we would love to see your skills. Every weekend from 15th November 2014* to 1st March 2015, plus 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 30th and 31st December, and 2nd January 2015. (* Provisional opening date)

For more details click here.  

See our calendar below for the dates of visiting Brass Bands and Choirs to the Museum.



Please note: Bands usually perform in the Redman Park Bandstand in the Town, and Choirs in the Pit Village Chapel. All times are approximate, please check with at admissions on the day of your visit for exact times.

All details correct at the time of publication. The Museum reserves the right to alter or withdraw any event without notice.

Please contact us if you have any queries. Tel: 0191 370 4000, email: