Learning is at the heart of everything we do. Whether you are visiting with your family, your school, or want to find out more for yourself, The Collection aims to offer an enjoyable and worthwhile learning experience for all.

Open Daily 10am - 4pm last entry 3:45pm

Closed 24 - 26 Dec & 31 Dec - 1 Jan.

Opens 10:45am first Monday of each month for staff training.


The award winning Investigate schools programme at The Collection museum presents lively hands-on, cross-curricular workshops based around our unique collection of artefacts. The programme is designed to be flexible to suit your needs.



Families are always welcome to The Collection. There are lots of ways to find out more about the treasures on display. You can take a discovery backpack into the galleries or visit the new Play area designed for pre-school children with accompanying adults. Look out for special family events in the school holidays.



The Collection runs a variety of talks, tours and workshops for adults, linked to our programme of temporary exhibitions and as stand-alone events.