Market Hall Museum

Market Hall Museum is located in the Market Hall, a 17th-century landmark in the heart of Warwick. Recently refurbished with the help of a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the museum tells the story of Warwickshire, and how the shifting natural, built and human landscapes have shaped the county to the present day.

A programme of events and activities runs year round at the museum. Some events require a small entry fee.

More information about upcoming events.

Our volunteer team offers free guided tours of the museum. We offer tours in French, sign supported English and with volunteers who are trained in supporting visitors with visual needs. To request a volunteer guide please contact our Visitor Services Supervisor on 01926 418247 (you can leave a message on the answerphone if necessary). We will do our best to accommodate requests but this is dependent on our volunteers’ availability.

Museum opening times

  • Sunday and Monday - closed
  • Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 5pm

Please note the Tapestry Gallery will be closed every first Friday of the month until 12.30pm.

Free entry

General admission to the museum is free, donations are welcome.

Facilities and access

  • shop and cafe
  • toilet
  • baby changing facilities

The museum has level access on the ground floor and a platform lift to the first-floor galleries. Please note that some areas of the first floor are uneven due to the historic nature of the floorboards.

There is a building emergency evacuation plan and procedure for assisted escape for visitors with any type of disability/impairment, if required. If you require evacuation assistance on your visit to the museum please speak to a member of our front of house/reception staff so that we can explain our plan to you or you can contact us beforehand to discuss this..

The cafe at Market Hall

Serving locally sourced goods, our menu aims to offer our visitors a variety of choice. Choose from:

  • pastries (delivered daily)
  • our children’s snack pack
  • sandwiches
  • a wide range of cakes, including gluten-free.

Drink in or take away an award-winning cup of Monsoon Estates Coffee. Or try handpicked Golden Monkey teas, including our in-house exclusives - Market Hall Blend and our warming Warwickshire ‘Bear Hug’.

Opening times

Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 4pm

Facilities and access

  • Adapted cutlery
  • Bottle warmer and high chairs
  • Toilet with baby changing facilities

Museum shop

Our redeveloped shop stocks gifts and souvenirs to suit all ages and budgets. You will find ranges based on our most popular objects and family favourites, such as Oisin the Giant Irish Deer and our famous Bear. You can buy local honey supplied by our Beekeeper, Mike Townsend, or purchase hand-rolled candles and artisan honey made by his associate, Julia from Bee Originals.

Celebrate Warwickshire with our books and souvenirs featuring famous locations and local places of interest. You can support local artists and shop from our Makers at Market Hall craft case.

For the children, we’ve put together a wide range of toys, gifts, and pocket money spends, including well-known brands Usborne and Tyrrell Katz.

Opening times

Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 5pm