Opening Times & Prices

Opening Times & Prices

You can visit us all year round. We are open every day during the summer and part-time over winter. Our shop and café are free to visit and our archive search room is booked by appointment.

Opening times:

Winter opening times:
The museum is open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday through the winter* from 11:00 to 16:30 (last admission 15:30)

Museum Café open 11:00 to 16:00

* Christmas opening times:

18th – 27th December 2018: Museum closed
28th – 31st December 2018: Museum open from 11:00 to 16:30 (last admission 15:30)
1st – 4th January 2019: Museum closed

Please note: due to the extremely delicate nature of the equipment in the Cable Hut we regret that it is not possible to open it in poor weather.

Support the work of the museum and our volunteers by Gift Aiding your ticket on admission. Pay once, Gift Aid and you’ll get free admission for the year. What is Gift Aid?

Admission Prices
Family: £27.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-16)
Adult: £9.50
Child: £5.50 (aged 5-16 – under 5s go free)
Senior: £8.00
Student: £8.00

For visitors arriving by car there is a Blue Badge parking space immediately outside the entrance to Eastern House. We have a further six blue badge spaces – three on our driveway on Old Cable Lane, and three in the main car park.

There are plenty of toilets at the site and baby changing facilities. All our buildings have access for buggies and pushchairs

If you would like to discuss accessibility requirements for the museum, please email us on [email protected] and one of our team will be happy to make arrangements for you.

Parking for non-blue badge holders is in the main museum car park, 50 metres further into the village. For more information view our accessibility guide.

Special Offers
From time to time we have special promotions offering reduced – or free! – admission. Click here to find out more.

Pre-booked groups of 10 people or more can receive a special 10% discount. Contact us to make a group booking or to find out more.

We love furry friends as much as our visitors, but unfortunately due to the delicate nature of the equipment within the museum we cannot allow dogs into the exhibition spaces (except assistant dogs). Dogs are welcome on the Terrace (the Café‘s outside seating area), and to enjoy the Valley Trail.