Since the beginning of January, the Museum has been open from 12 noon to 4 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. The total time open to the public is the same as before – there are no additional funds for invigilation – but the new hours are meant to be more easily remembered and in particular they run over lunch-time. Visitor numbers have increased significantly since the change. Further changes are planned from the 1st October, when the Museum’s opening hours will remain the same, but its days of opening will become Tuesday to Saturday. It is hoped that these hours will prove more convenient for the visiting public; appointments for readers to use the library will continue to be made only for Mondays to Fridays.