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hello future is a major project to develop and transform the museum to bring more wonder and inspiration from around the world to visitors. Between 2018 and 2021 there will be extensive redevelopment work at the museum; some of our galleries will be closed and our Family Programme in its current format will be changing to make way for an exciting new offer when the Museum re-opens in 2021.

See, Make and Do: Autism Friendly Early Openings: Our Autism Friendly Early Openings and Holiday activities will be continuing during the development. Join us for our early openings at the Museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs, along with their families/carers, and siblings. Activities take place before the Museum opens to the general public and there is a quiet room available. Find out more using the events and exhibitions calendar.

You can also visit Nature Discovery, our dedicated gallery for under 5’s, where children can explore the natural world on floor 1. Look out for our toddler handling table in Nature Discovery gallery facilitated by our volunteers. Collect copies of our I Spy Nature leaflet for ideas and use the pair of (tear off) binoculars for spotting animals around the Museum.

Our Family friendly facilities include:

  • Baby changing
  • Picnic area
  • Coffee bar
  • We also provide limited buggy parking space (unsecured) on ground floor

Please check our events and exhibitions calendar for the latest information on gallery openings and activities.