01932 857381


We are open every day, apart from a few days over Christmas


Sunbeam Café

Welcome back to the Sunbeam Café

We are following strict government guidelines and ask you to play your part in ensuring our safe practices are upheld for our staff and fellow customers.

To prepare please take note of the following guidelines:

  • Face coverings must be worn unless medically exempt or seated in the café
  • Observe the government Safe Distance guidelines
  • Please adhere to the one-way system
  • We are only accepting card payments

Download the full Sunbeam Café safety guidance here

Set in the heart of the museum, the historic Sunbeam Café is open to all visitors and is a great pit stop on your tour. We offer an extensive range of delights including Barista coffees, teas and hot drinks, artisan baked cakes (gluten free always available) and refreshing cold drinks. A spot of lunch is what we do best, a selection of sandwiches, a range of hot meals, seasonal salads and a children’s menu available. Cream teas with freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jam are perfect for your afternoon snack.

Download the Sunbeam Café sample menu

Thinking of arranging a small group visit? Why not make it extra special and pre-book our private room ‘The Annexe’ - an ideal spot to have for lunch away from the hustle and bustle. Afternoon tea packages are available.

For more information, please call the team on 01932 858 005.

Opening Times

  • 10:00–11:30am Breakfast
  • 12:00 Lunch with hot food until 2:30pm
  • Café closes at the same time as the Museum Opening Times
Children’s Soft Play area

Following the Coronavirus safety guidelines, the soft play area remains closed.

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Sample Menu

Chef’s home-made pie of the day
Salmon supreme, lemon and dill sauce
Grilled Cajun chicken breast, seasonal salad selection
Cauliflower tikka masala, steamed rice
Sausage, chips and beans
Jacket potatoes with an assortment of fillings
Freshly prepared sandwiches
Home-made bread and butter pudding

Afternoon Cream Tea

Any tea or coffee, freshly baked scone, clotted cream and jam