Museum thrilled to be back up and running - The Worcester Observer

Museum thrilled to be back up and running

Rob George 16th Jul, 2020   0

VOLUNTEERS and staff at the Museum of Royal Worcester are celebrating after the venue became the latest to reopen after the Coronavirus pandemic.

The historic venue was set to reopen today (Thursday) and will open from 10am to 5pm from Thursdays to Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays for the next few months.

The museum is located in historic Severn Street alongside the Royal Porcelain Works arts complex and Good Roots café and engages people with the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world, together with the factory and design archive – an exceptional heritage of local, regional, and national importance.

Sophie Heath, museum director, said: “We’re delighted to open up our spacious galleries and Worcester’s porcelain heritage to visitors again where people can enjoy a safe day out with confidence.




“We’re managing visitor flow by introducing a new advance booking timed ticket system and all the social distancing and hygiene measures to enable people to feel welcome and comfortable in our stunning spaces.

“We’ve made the collections available digitally during lockdown, but now people can look forward to enjoying inspiration and relaxation in person with family and friends on an uplifting and memorable day out.


Sir Michael Perry GBE, Chair of Trustees at the museum, said: “Staff have been busy preparing a one-way system around the museum, social distancing signage and hygiene measures including using locally made sanitiser from Piston Gin.

To book a timed ticket and find out more, visit www.museumofroyalworcester.org or www.facebook.com/TheMoRW.

The museum’s fund-raising bid continues at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/LockdownInspirationMuseumofRoyalWorcs.

 

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