Opening Times & Prices

Opening Times & Prices

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

Opening times:

Current Opening:
(Monday 1 April 2019 – Friday 1 November 2019)
Open daily from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (last admission is at 4.00 pm).

Telegraphers Tea Room open on these days 11.00 am to 4.00 pm

(Saturday 2 November 2019 – Friday 27 March 2020)
Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm (last admission is at 3.00 pm).

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
Adult: £9.00
Child – under 18: £5.50 (under 5s go free)
Family: £26.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
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.

Furry friends are very welcome to explore our sub-tropical gardens with their owners. Dogs are also welcome on the Terrace (the Café‘s outside seating area), and to enjoy the Valley Trail.

Currently, we cannot allow dogs into the main museum (except assistant dogs).