Museum Cafe

27.04.18 - Please be aware: During the next few weeks we will be getting ready to move into our new café over on the Southfield Site. As part of this process on some days we may have to limit the range of, warm food (Paninis & Toasties) that we have available in the café.

Also in the last 24 hours we have encountered some unforeseen staff health related issues, which is having an effect on our planned work rotas. We are actively working to resolve this issue but we cannot guarantee to provide a fully range of café services during the coming days. Wherever possible we will aim to have sandwiches, cakes & drinks available and we hope that you will understand this situation.
We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment that this may cause.

If in doubt about what refreshments might be available on any particular day, please call 01636 707170 to check in advance of your visit.


When you visit we hope that you will find time to pause for a break in our Café. You can choose from a selection of
hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, toasties, cakes, crisps and soup.

Why not try our Toasties described by some as being “legendary”? All are reasonably priced and are normally prepared to order.

Don’t forget that if you do your admission as a GIFT AID VISIT we’ll give you a voucher to spend in the café!

Please note that the café only seats 30. There are picnic tables provided outside, but if it looks like bad weather or your party is large, please let us know and we will make alternative arrangements. Sweets and ice creams are on sale in the Museum Shop.

The Café can cater for groups but please book in advance. If you are making a group booking and you wish to use the café please indicate on the Group Booking Form, as this will help with staffing arrangements and the stocking of fresh provisions. A menu can be provided to help with this decision.

With an advanced booking we can also provide buffets for groups / functions, menus and requirements can be discussed with Café Manager.

This section of the website would not be complete without a mention of our Panini snacks, which are also prepared fresh to order. Our Paninis also gave their name to our current fund raising campaign, ‘Project Panini’.

‘Project Panini’ will see a new Education Room, Café & Toilet facility constructed on the Southfield Site.

As ever securing the necessary funding is still critical to the project’s success, so we are still asking people to consider making contributions by clicking through to this weblink here at our Just Giving page or by making a donation in one of our collection boxes when you visit us.

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