Fingers Crossed for 2021 ...

2020 was the worst! COVID kept the museum closed for much of the year and a mains water pipe bursting causing a flood kept us closed for the rest. 
We're hoping to re-open in the next few months ... fingers crossed! Read More >>>

Please Donate Via Just GivingNo visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income. We know that things are tough for everyone right now, but if you can afford to help us through these tough times please donate what you can.

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Annual Passes

Support the work of the Centre and sign up for an annual pass!

These yearly entries are now available from the foyer at the Centre. All funds raised from these go towards our education and conservation work.

Each individually numbered pass is valid for 12 months, and allows an unlimited number of visits to the Centre across the year.  

Please note, this does not include entries to evening events.


The passes offer a substantial saving on our usual entry price. They are available at Adult, Child, Concession and Family rates:

Adults: £35 (saving £61 on 12 visits at the normal entry price)

Children: £25 (saving £47)

Students/Concessions: £30 (saving £54)

Family (2 adults, 2 children): £100 (saving a whopping £188!)

Please note that annual passes are only valid for general admission to the Centre.  They do not apply to other special events or workshops.

We plan to offer occasional behind the scenes days for holders of our annual passes too. Watch this space for details!

You can purchase an annual pass at the Centre or online.

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