skip to content

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00


Children drawing in gallery

Come and visit us this February half term and see our two new exhibitions: Houghton's Emperor's: Portaits and power with special Wednesday lunchtime talk, and Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours (from 14 Feb).

In addition to our temporary exhibitions, and permanent collections, we are running a number of events and activities for teenagers, families and younger visitors. Young people preparing for their art exams (GCSE, A Level and BTEC) can drop-in, for free, to Source for practical art workshops and gallery research. And we invite families to bring your torches and see the Museum come to life for this year’s Twilight at the Museums.

There are also a variety of free resources available from both entrances to the Museum at any time. Those with babies (0-2 years) can pick up a play mat containing carefully selected resources that connect with themes and objects in the collection. Little ones (2-6 years) can benefit from our Story Starter satchels containing a picture book and activities to explore the galleries. Whilst those with 5-12 year olds can complete games and puzzles to journey around the museum with one of our Fitz Kits, or pick up a gallery trail. A selection of drawing materials are available to borrow at any time too.

Visitors of all ages are invited to join a one hour guided tour of the Museum on Saturday 11 or 18 February. Relax to music at our Sunday lunchtime concerts with the Instrumental award holders for chamber music (12 Feb) and music for violin and piano (19 Feb).

We hope you enjoy visiting the Museum this February half term. Don’t forget that our shop and café will also be open during opening hours, including the late night opening for Twilight.