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Charnwood Museum reopens to the public on Wednesday August 26

Published: Tue 25th August, 2020

Charnwood Museum will open its doors to the public again from Wednesday, August 26.

The museum closed in late March when the country went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff were redeployed to other services within the Council and workshops and activities were converted for an online audience on the Council website.

There have been significant changes made to how the Museum will operate to fit within government coronavirus guidance, including:

  • Opening days and times have been reduced. The museum will open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-12pm and 2-4pm
  • You do not need to book before visiting. Small groups will be admitted to the museum at 15-minute intervals. Last admission will be at 11.30am and 3.30pm
  • In line with government guidance, all visitors aged 12 and above will be required to wear a face covering unless you have an exemption
  • Some of the interactive displays and gallery areas are temporarily closed
  • A one-way route will be in place around the building
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for your use while in the museum, but members of the public are encouraged to bring their own
  • Access to toilet facilities will be signposted
  • Access to the Queen’s Park café will be from Queen’s Park only
  • Contact details will be taken on exit for Track and Trace purposes only.

Councillor Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough, said: "It is great to see Charnwood Museum reopening to the public again.

"The museum team have been working tirelessly to ensure that the building and facilities are COVID-secure and are ready and raring to go.

"Visitors have been extremely patient, and we thank them for that. We look forward to welcoming you back."

Full details of the Charnwood Museum reopening arrangements can be found at www.charnwood.gov.uk/museum_reopening.

Visitors can get in touch with Charnwood Museum by calling 01509 233754 or via email museum@charnwood.gov.uk.