Free guided tours of the Museum run daily at 11am weekdays, and 2pm and 3pm weekends and public holidays. Visitors should meet their guide in the main foyer. (NB: These tours do not include special exhibitions.)

For private tours or groups of more than 10 people, please contact us to book a separate tour (fees apply). So we can do our best to meet your group’s needs, please give us at least two weeks’ notice of your visit.


Tours of the Shields exhibition

Special tours of the Shields exhibition will be held on the following dates  in May:

  • *** 22 May at 12.30pm (Cancelled) ***

Additional tours may be added, and dates are subject to revision due to demand and guide availability  – please check this page for updates.

Tours are free, but exhibition entry fees apply (note, entry is free for Museum Members). Please purchase your ticket prior to joining the tour. Bookings are not required, but places are limited so be early to secure your place.

For additional information on the Shields exhibition and to pre-purchase your entry tickets please visit the Shields webpage.