Your visit

Exterior of the world museum

Free entry - donations welcomed. The World museum is open 10am-5pm every day except on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 January, when we are closed all day. 

Temporary closures

The Asia gallery within our World Cultures gallery will be closed temporarily from 3-7 February 2020. This is part of the World Cultures Where Next campaign, as we transform aspects of the gallery by creating issue-based rather than culture-based (colonial) displays.


Ancient World galleries closed in April 2017 for the creation of our new Ancient Egypt gallery. Our Roman, Greek, Cypriot, Anglo-Saxon and Numismatics collections are in storage whilst we develop plans for new exhibitions and galleries. If you intend to visit to see particular objects, please telephone 0151 478 4393 beforehand to check the objects are on display.

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