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The Museum of Gloucester and Tourist Information Centre are back!

Published
03.09.2020

The Tourist Information Centre and the Museum of Gloucester have now re-opened their doors following the easing of lockdown restrictions…

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Gloucester’s award-winning Tourist Information Centre will continue to open on the same days as pre-covid shut down, but will close at 3pm to allow for deep cleaning of the venue and enforcing public safety measures that will continue to be put in place.

The Museum is also delighted to be throwing open its doors, albeit with slightly reduced opening hours to also allow it to adjust to the ‘new normal’ and allow for both cleaning and important behind-the-scenes work to continue. As part of this phased reopening, the Museum of Gloucester will only be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and can only take a limited number of people per day, so we advise visitors to pre-book their museum tickets in advance by telephoning 01452 396131 or 396572 to avoid disappointment.

It is mandatory for customers to wear face coverings inside the Tourist Information Centre and the Museum. Strict social distancing measures will be in place, and crucially anyone with Covid-19 symptoms and those in self-isolating households must not visit.

Whilst the Museum building may have been closed to the public since the end of March, they have been incredibly active and ‘Open Online’, running virtual tours and providing fun, informative and educational content for the city and beyond.

They are also gearing up for many projects and events during History Festival in September as well as getting ready for their proposed Autumn exhibition, 'A Life in Lockdown', which hopes to feature as many memories of lockdown in Gloucestershire as possible, as well as a producing a permanent record of this period for their digital collection.

Cllr Steve Morgan, cabinet member for culture and leisure at Gloucester City Council said: “The Museum and Tourist Information Centre have taken great care to ensure that they only re-open after months of careful planning. It’s important that everyone follows the social distancing measures when visiting, so we can make sure the building remains safe for our staff and customers.

“Everyone can be assured of a warm safe welcome when they return to visit the Museum and Tourist Information Centre and we can’t wait to welcome visitors back.”

For all re-opening information and safety measures put in place, please visit the museum website and social media channels.

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