Neapolitan Nativity

Opening dates and times

Open during Faith Gallery opening times

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Opening Times

Friday 18 November – Sunday 18 December 

Monday and Tuesday – closed

Wednesday and Thursday, 11am – 3pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11am – 7pm

Monday 19 December – Friday 23 December 

Daily, 11am – 7pm

Tuesday 27 December – Saturday 31 December 

Daily, 11am – 3pm


We are pleased to be able to welcome visitors to our Faith Gallery for the first time this winter.

Due to ongoing refurbishment works within the Faith Garden, there is a temporary route in place to allow access and egress to the Neapolitan Nativity in the Faith Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the Faith Museum.

The access route leading to and from the Faith Gallery for wheelchair users will be via the lift, which is located at the top of the Barrington Stairs in Auckland Castle, then along the Scotland Wing leading to the Faith Gallery.

Unfortunately, the corridor leading from the lift area to the Scotland Wing narrows to a width of 700mm (70cm). Wheelchairs that are wider than 700mm (70cm) and longer than 1099mm (101cm) will not be able to proceed through the corridor.

Wheelchair users have the option to transfer to a wheelchair provided by The Auckland Project which will fit through the corridor. Wheelchair users with some mobility may alternatively wish to fold and transfer their wheelchair through the short corridor if it is wider than 700mm (70cm), assisted by a member of staff.

The Neapolitan Nativity event is limited to one wheelchair user at a time.

If you intend to visit the Neapolitan Nativity event in a wheelchair, please call 01388 743750 for advice and to check prior to arrival that your chair will fit through our temporary route.