Opening times

You can view original documents in the reading rooms from 09:00 Tuesday to Saturday.

Day Opening times Document ordering and
reader registration times
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday 09:00 – 19:00 09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00 09:00 – 16:15
Thursday 09:00 – 19:00 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 09:00 – 17:00 09:00 – 16:15
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00 09:00 – 16:15
Sunday Closed Closed
Closure dates
Christmas 2015 Thursday 24 December to Monday 28 December
New Year’s Day 2016 Friday 1 January
Easter Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March
May bank holiday Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May
Spring bank holiday Saturday 28 May to Monday 30 May
August bank holiday Saturday 27 August to Monday 29 August
Christmas 2016 Saturday 24 December to Wednesday 28 December
New Year’s Day 2017 Saturday 31 December to Monday 2 January

Restaurant, cafe, The Keeper’s Gallery and bookshop

Our bookshop is open from 09:00 to 17:00 Tuesday to Saturday. You can also browse and purchase books from our online bookshop.

Day Resturant Cafe
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Breakfast: 08:30 – 10:30
Lunch 12:00 – 14:30
08:30 – 18:30
Wednesday Breakfast: 08:30 – 10:30
Lunch 12:00 – 14:30
08:30 – 16:45
Thursday Breakfast: 08:30 – 10:30
Lunch 12:00 – 14:30
08:30 – 18:30
Friday Breakfast: 08:30 – 10:30
Lunch 12:00 – 14:30
08:30 – 16:45
Saturday Breakfast: 08:30 – 10:30
Lunch 12:00 – 14:30
08:30 – 16:00
Sunday Closed Closed