Information on group visits

Group visits are possible at other times than our scheduled openings, although any requests for visits are always dependent on the availability of volunteer guides because we have to open the museum just for the visit.

We would therefore prefer bookings for the 3rd Saturday of the month at either 11 am or 2 pm as these coincide with volunteer working days and normal admission charges apply.

Alternatively because we now open on selected weekdays we can also accomodate groups on those days. We do not announce the dates on the website until a few weeks before so please contact us to discuss a date. The third Wednesday in the month is the most likely repeating date.

A machine run will NOT be included in a group visit unless this has been agreed in writing between the museum and the group leader.

We would welcome enquiries from local companies considering an evening out with a difference for their department or project group, perhaps as a prelude to a meal. The maximum number we can accomodate would be around 25. Please email us at

We have had a number of enquiries from organisations wishing to use the museum to host meetings during normal business hours. We will respond individually and may be able to help but please note 1) we are run exclusively by volunteers, 2) we do not have much free space as it is taken up with testing machines and 3) our sanitary facilities are not up to modern standards.