Group Visits

The more the merrier!

We welcome daytime and evening visits from groups and societies throughout the year. Please note that groups of 10 or more people must book in advance and pay a deposit at the time of booking. 

A minimum of 1½ to 2 hours should be allowed to gain full benefit from the visit. Refreshments of tea and coffee plus biscuits can also be provided before or after your visit – please let us know your requirements in advance.

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  • During Normal Opening Hours

Usual admission costs apply for groups who book during normal museum hours. View our Opening Times here.

  • Outside Normal Opening Hours

We also welcome visitors outside our normal opening hours, with the added benefit of exclusive access to the museum for your group. The adult entrance fee for these premium visits is £6, whilst our usual admission fees apply to children.

There is no minimum number we can accommodate in a group, but we do charge a minimum fee of £60 for groups of 10 or more visitors. Refreshments for out of hours visits must be booked in advance.

Booking a group visit

Please contact the museum in advance to discuss your group’s requirements and enquire about available dates and times. Please note that availability will vary depending on staff and volunteer availability, especially for out of hours visits.

To get in touch, please call us on 0115 984 6914 during office hours, or email with details of the preferred date and time of your visit, and group numbers. We’ll then contact you to discuss your booking.

Please note that we’ll require a 50% deposit to confirm bookings for 10 or more people. Full payment should be made prior to your visit, including the cost of any refreshments ordered. We accept payment by cash, cheque, BACS transfer and credit/debit card.