Kids in Museums
Outdoor Play Area
A new children’s outdoor play area has been installed in time for the new season in March 2016. It includes a Mordred castle, swings, see-saw, twister, zip wire and pick- up sticks. The outdoor play area is situated near to the Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail and will provide more facilities for older children.
Why not borrow one of our brilliant backpacks to get the most out of your visit They are full of activities to encourage you to explore the Woodland Walk with it’s fascinating Sculpture Trail as well as the Museum’s exhibitions. They are suitable for 3 – 11 year olds and are available from reception.
Rita’s Tearooms offers a variety of children’s meals and the Red Lion serves snacks throughout the day. There are highchairs available and baby changing facilities can be found in the Red Lion and Assembly Room toilets. We also have two large picnic areas, one on the outdoor play area and one situated along the Woodland Walk offering amazing views over the Derwent Valley.
We are an accessible Museum with smooth pathways through the granite setts, making the Museum suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are also lifts or ramps to all visitor facilities. You can even bring your dog with you provided that they are kept on a lead at all times (though they are not permitted in Rita’s Tearooms or the indoor children’s play area).
Opening Times 2019
16th March - 12th April 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm). Except week-ends when we will close at 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).
13th April - 8th September: 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm) Except for Friday 14th - Monday 17th June when we are CLOSED.
9th September - 27th October: 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm) Except week-ends when we will close at 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).
Mon. 28th Oct. and Saturday 2nd Nov.: 10am - 8.30pm (last admissions 7pm; last tram 8.00pm)
Tues. 29th Oct. - Friday 1st Nov:. 10am - 7.30pm. (last admissions 6.00pm; last tram 7.00pm).
Last Day of the Season
Sun. Nov. 4th: 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm; last tram 5.00pm)