Opening Times:

Current opening hours: The museum is currently closed due to the Civid-pandemic.  We are currently undergoing refurbishment and preparing the museum to be Covid secure, to ensure your visit is safe.

We aim to reopen in September 2021.


We are now undergoing interior refurbishment, looking at the layout of the office and gallery spaces, to ensure we have a safe environment for all our staff and visitors.

Admission price: £4.95  

(We will be introducing the Art Fund Art Ticketing scheme shortly, in order to allow pre-booked and timed visits.  Please keep an eye out for the link to the ticketing page on this website)

(REUSABLE TICKET SCHEME: All Tickets can be used for one year after purchase so as many return visits within that time can be made at no additional charge.)

ALL CHILDREN HAVE FREE ADMISSION (when accompanied by an adult)

There is a Gift Aid scheme in operation whereby we may claim a refund from the Government for tickets sold to tax payers.  There is no additional charge associated with the Gift Aid Scheme at the museum.

  • The gift shop can be visited for free.  Unfortunately the cafe is no longer available.  However there are a number of coffee shops within walking distance of the museum and we will gladly advise on locations of these facilities. 

There are DISCOUNTS FOR PRE-BOOKED GROUPS - please contact the museum for further details.

DOGS - unfortunately dogs are not allowed into the museum (with the exception of guide dogs)


The museum is located on Castle Hill which is approached via a steep but accessible hill.  There is a lift which can take you onto each floor.  However there are three steps down to the disabled toilet and the temporary exhibition space which may prohibit some users.   It is our hope to make every visitor's experience in the museum both informative and entertaining and we ask that wheelchairs users let us know in advance of their planned date so that we can make as much preparation as possible.  It is the museum's policy to charge admission to disabled users but to allow any carer free admission.  The Research facilities are fully accessible to disabled users.   The museum can provide a wheelchair free of charge if required.

There are a limited number of parking spaces for Blue Badge holders in the harbour area.

Click here to view: Access Policy 2017 - 2020


The multi storey car park is on Upper Park Road, (SA70 7LT),  about ten minutes walk to the Museum. Enter the town through one of the fifteenth century gates, the largest is the Five Arches. Wander through the narrow streets into Tudor Square, overlooked by St Mary's Church, and continue down the hill to the harbour area.The museum is up on the hill overlooking Castle Beach and the islands.


Click on the Google Map link to assist you in your journey