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.

There's over 36,000 exhibits here! That should keep you occupied for a bit - get searching!

Or come and get involved on our social media channels ...

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Thank you.

Education Group Visits

Welcome to our Education group visits programme

If you are new to our Centre, explore what we have to offer using the 'Visiting the Centre' and 'Four learning zones' options below.

Need to know how to book, including groups sizes, charges and duration? Check the 'Book your visit' option.  With over 100 schools and colleges visiting each year,  don't delay in booking your preferred date.

Made a booking? then please use the other options to help prepare for your exciting visit.

Interested in visiting us during Open Days for Teachers, then click here for information.

Great news for schools and colleges visiting us in 2019/20.

Support from Citrix the multinational tech company, has enabled us to reduce the charge for our education visits by £2 per student, making them even better value. Click here to find out more.

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