Museum of Barnstaple is good to go …

Staff and volunteers at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon are looking forward to welcoming visitors back from Wednesday 12 August.

The Museum has been accredited by the ‘We’re Good To Go’ scheme, which is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Admission is free, but to ensure the safety of staff and visitors, an advanced booking system is being introduced to help manage visitor numbers so social distancing can be maintained and ensure the museum experience is a safe and welcoming one.

All visitors are being asked to book a timed arrival slot in advance on the Museum website between the new opening hours of 11am-3pm (last admittance at 2pm), Wednesday to Friday.

Museum curator, Alison Mills says: “Visitors will be able to explore our permanent displays, view the temporary exhibition ‘James Ravilious: An Eye for Life’ and visit our museum shop.  Anyone wishing to visit just the shop will be permitted without booking, but please be aware there may be a short wait outside due to the small size of the shop.

“Visitors to Bromley’s tearoom will not have to pre-book. The tearoom access is now separate through the side door on the Square and tables will be available outside in good weather.”

For further information and visitor FAQs please the museum website. Anyone without access to the internet can phone the museum to arrange a booking slot on 01271 346747.

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