Welcome Back

Everything you need to know before you visit

Opening Times

Open Thursday to Saturday 12pm – 4pm

Staying Safe

You notice a few changes to the museum when you visit. That is because the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Please do not visit if you live in a local lockdown area, if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus, if you are awaiting a test result, or if you have been contacted by NHS: Test and Trace.

Welcome Back

Which Facilities Are Available?

Clara’s Cafe

Clara’s Cafe will offering a limited menu but still be offering your favourite drinks and delicious cakes. There will be limited seating available and we will provide table service. You can also purchase items to take away.

Gift Shop

There will be a reduced offer in the gift shop and you will be able to purchase prepackaged sets of certain items.

Clara’s Cottage

Unfortunately due to the nature of the cottage, it is too small to socially distance safely so will remain closed for now.


The upstairs galleries will be open and have a one way system in place. The William Mable Gallery will also be open.


The toilets are open. They will be cleaned regularly and will operate on a one-in, one-out basis. Our urinals will not be in use in line with Government guidelines.


Our lift will be available to those with reduced mobility who wish to access the galleries upstairs. Only one household/social bubble will be allowed to use the lift at one time.

Community Gallery

The Community Gallery will be open with a brand new exhibition. Guests should only enter the gallery if it is clear to do so and only with members of their own household/social bubble.

What Safety Measures Are In Place?

Social Distancing

We will adhere to the latest government advice in regards to social distancing. Please check the latest advice here before your visit.

Visiting as a group

We will adhere to the latest government advice in regards to visiting the venue as a group. Please check the latest advice here before your visit.

Safety Screens

Screens will be in place at service points to help keep everyone safe where social distancing is not possible.

NHS: Test and Trace

All visitors will be required to check in on arrival. These details will be held in accordance with the NHS Test and Trace guidelines.

Reduced Capacity

We will operate on a reduced capacity whilst open to the public. Once we have reached that capacity, you may be asked to wait until it is safe to enter.

Hand Sanitiser Stations

Stations will be positioned around the building and hand washing facilities are available on site.

Face Coverings

We will adhere to the latest government advice in regards to face coverings. Please check the latest advice here before your visit.