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Current Closures and Maintenance

We occasionally need to close certain areas to perform checks and for maintenance work. Other times we are changing exhibitions or setting up for something new. Check here for any planned closures.
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Where possible, we try to schedule maintenance work during quieter periods to minimise disruption to visitors. We apologise for any inconvenience to your plans.


  • Our Tram service will be temporarily suspended from 9-13 October for upgrade works to the line. A free bus service will be provided between MOTAT Great North Road and Motion Road. Just follow the signs to find the pick-up point.

  • From April 3, Building 5 will be unavailable to visitors until April 2024 when our new science and technology centre opens. Some other areas will also be temporarily affected see here for more detail.

  • The Village Green is cordoned off to visitors while maintenance and improvement works are carried out.