Opening hours

Opening hours

The Box is open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holidays (please see our reduced Christmas and New Year opening hours below).

Admission is free! You don't need to book a ticket, unless you'd like to book a space in the Cottonian Research Room.

The Box Kitchen & Bar is open Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holidays at the following times:

Join us from 10am-4pm (drinks until 5pm) Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday and from 10am-8pm Friday-Saturday.
Please see our reduced Christmas and New Year opening hours below.

The Little Box is open at the following times:

Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 9.30am - 3.30pm

The Cottonian Research Room is available as a research space all day on Tuesdays (10am-1pm and 1.30pm–4.30pm) and afternoons from Wednesday to Friday (1.30pm–4.30pm) and selected Saturdays (1.30pm–4.30pm) throughout the year.

Collections available for research, by appointment.

The shop is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays (please see our reduced Christmas and New Year opening below).

Visit us in store for beautiful gifts or browse and buy online.

Christmas and New Year opening dates

  • Closed from Saturday 24 until Tuesday 27 December 2022
  • Open Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December 2022
  • Closed from Saturday 31 December to Monday 2 January 2023 (the Kitchen & Bar will be open on Saturday 31 December)
  • Open as normal from Tuesday 3 January 2023