Great news!  From 1st May 2019, the museum galleries, café and gift shop will temporarily close as we begin our £4m redevelopment, bringing you brand new and updated exhibitions and improved facilities. Please note: the museum conference centre will remain open for business as usual. 

Open every day 10am–5pm, last admission 4.15pm.
Late night opening every third Thursday of the month until 8.30pm.

Speed up your entry and receive a 10% discount – book tickets online. Please note that our £4m redevelopment begins in May and if you purchase a ticket online, you will need to use your ticket by the end of April 2019. Find out more about our plans here 

We recommend 3 – 4 hours to enjoy your visit.

Address: Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

Admission prices

  • Adult (17+): £8
  • Children (5-16): £5
  • Children under 5: Free
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) £24.50
  • Family (2 adults and 3 children): £28
  • Student/Over 60: £7
  • Carers: Free

All tickets allow unlimited return for 12 months. Please note that tickets are non transferable. Concessions To benefit from the following concessions, please bring supporting documentation with you:

  • Breeze card (ages 5-16): £4.50
  • Leeds Card (adult 17+): £7
  • Unemployed: £7
  • Disabled: £7 One accompanying registered care: free
  • Military: £7
  • Blue Peter Badge holders: Free entry for under 16 year olds with your Blue Peter badge and badge winner’s card, when accompanied by a full paying adult.
  • Max card (2 adults and 2 children): Free
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust staff: Free. (please note: this applies only to Leeds Teaching Hospitals staff)

Public Transport Discount Arrive by bus and claim 15% off your ticket price. Terms and conditions: Valid bus tickets must be presented at reception. Discount only applicable on full price tickets bought on the door. Not valid for online ticket sales. Not valid in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or offer We are a charity and admission fees help towards our running costs.


We are next to St James’s Hospital in Leeds, two miles from the city centre and easily reached by road and public transport. Leeds is easily accessed by railway. Please see the Northern Rail website for details Frequent bus services run from Leeds city centre. Numbers 16, 42, 49, 50, and 50A all stop outside the museum. If travelling by road via the M621, follow the signs for York (A64) then follow the brown tourist signs. From the north, take the A58 towards Leeds, and then follow the brown tourist signs.


We have an onsite Pay and Display car park at the front of the museum. The machines accept coin or card payment. Coach parking (x 2) and minibus parking (x 2) bays are available for large groups and there are four parking spaces for Blue Badge holders (free). During peak periods, alternative Pay and Display parking is available opposite St James’s Hospital on Beckett Street or in the multi-storey car park at the rear of the Bexley Wing, both just a few minutes walk away. Please note that these car parks are not associated with the museum. Car Park Tariffs:

  • Up to 2 hours £2.00
  • Up to 4 hours £4.00

£4 for four hours is the MAXIMUM that any museum visitor need pay. Any museum visitors who wish to stay longer than 4 hours, and anyone attending a full day conference/event pays just £4. Please pay as normal at the machine and obtain an EXTENSION PERMIT from the museum reception to display in your vehicle. For people using our car park who are non-museum visitors, the following tariffs apply in addition to those shown above:

  • Up to 6 hours £8.00
  • Up to 8 hours £10.00
  • Up to 24 hours £13.00