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Museum Café

Sit back and relax. Enjoy a wide selection of freshly prepared food and drinks.

Museum Café is on the ground floor and can be access through our Main Hall or from Oxford Road.

The café serves freshly prepared and locally sourced food and drink. From sandwiches, salads, grazing boards and bakes to delicious warming soups and stews. We’ve also got a dedicated children’s menu too.

You can sit and enjoy your food in the café or get it to go.

Opening times:

Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 9pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 8am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm

We also have a picnic area, coffee bar and water fountain on the ground floor.

Did you know the museum is home to around two and a half million bugs? We don’t want anymore. Please enjoy food and drink in the picnic area, Museum Cafe and Main Hall only. Crumbs and spillages can attract creepy crawlies that ruin our objects. You’ll find lots of bins around the museum.

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