Visitor Information


Please note: Cumberland House Natural History Museum will operate reduced opening in the run-up to Easter, so staff and volunteers can focus on finishing the new D-Day Story museum. During this time the museum will be open:
W/C 5th March open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
W/C 12th March open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
W/C 19th March open Saturday and Sunday
W/C 26th March open Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday

Apologies for the inconvenience.

April - September: 10.00am - 5.30pm

October - March: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Open Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed on Mondays (apart from Bank Holidays).

Last entry to the museum is 30 minutes before closing time.

If you require any information for your visit, please contact us.

Please note: Buggies are not permitted in the museum. There is a designated buggy park provided, and a ramp allowing disabled access.


Following a huge renovation project, The Butterfly House at Cumberland House Natural History Museum is now fully open. Come and see a range of neo-tropical butterflies from South America, plus our new puparium where the pupae can transform. The butterflies will be back on the wing in May.

Please note: The Butterfly House will close at dusk during the winter period.


A full range of products are available in our museum shop for all ages, but particularly for young people.


The Museum is free entry to all but young people under 13 need to be accompanied by an older person.


To discover the volunteering options available at Cumberland House Natural History Museum, please click here.

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