Food and Drink
Refreshments can be purchased from the Garden Tea Shop which serves hot and cold drinks and a selection of cakes and snacks. Picnicking is allowed in the gardens but please do not consume food or drink in the museum buildings.
The Tea Shop is available 10.00-15.30 October- April and 11.00-16.30 May- September.
We have two toilet blocks in the main Castleside building, one of which is an Accessible toilet with Baby changing facilities. There is also a toilet next to the Tea Shop, for visitors using the Gardens.
The museum has a cloakroom that is free of charge and wherever possible we ask that that large bags, luggage and bags of shopping are left in the cloakroom.
Photography for personal use is permitted in the museum. However, photography using a stand, flash, special lighting or other equipment is only permitted by prior arrangement.
Souvenir guides, books, postcards and gift items are on sale at the reception desk.
Please treat our Gardens with respect, and please keep an eye on young children when they are using the outdoor games or playing near the fish pond.