Planning your visit


We want to make sure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible: 

  • Our staff will give visitors extra space and we encourage visitors to respect others’ space.  
  • We support staff and visitors who would like to continue wearing face coverings in the museum, but this is optional.
  • We will monitor numbers to ensure the museum does not become too crowded.
  • We will maintain increased cleaning in public areas.

If you do have symptoms of coronavirus or you have tested positive for Covid-19, please do not visit the museum.

Opening hours

Open from 28 March – 2 October 2022:

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm 
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm 

Arbeia will be closed to the public from 3 October 2022 - 27 March 2023, except for school groups who have pre booked workshops and pre booked groups.

During your visit

Schools and voluntary educational groups

  • If you are looking to make a school or college group booking please contact the Learning team who will be able to discuss your visit requirements directly with you. 

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