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Visit the stores, where objects sit, concealed and cocooned out of sight from the visitors’ gaze, waiting for their chance to step out of the shadows.

Join one of our stores tours to lift the lid on rarely seen objects from our collection, usually concealed in our special stores.

A maximum of six people will be on the stores tour to ensure you get a truly exclusive insight into life behind the scenes in the museum. During the tour, which complements our current special exhibition, Treasures in Store, Curator Lynda Powell explains why some of our precious objects are kept under wraps, uncover the challenges of storage, conservation and display, and reveal, for your eyes only,  rarely seen items from our treasured collection. This part of your visit will take about 40 minutes.

Book your museum ticket with a special behind the scenes stores tour for a glimpse into the hidden world of our museum.

Admission + special exhibition + stores tour: £10

You get:

  • museum entry (from 10.30am on the day of the Stores Tour)
  • admission to our special exhibition, Treasures in Store
  • exclusive access to the museum stores with museum curator, Lynda Powell (max of 6 people per tour)
  • time to enjoy the museum after the stores tour

Check dates and book now.