Posted: Sun 2nd Aug 2020

Wrexham Museum to re-open tomorrow with new social distancing guidelines for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Wrexham’s Museum is set to re-open tomorrow for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown was introduced.

It comes after First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed that the likes of cinemas and museums can now open their doors to the public again.

The museum, which has been closed for four months, will re-open on Monday August 3rd from 11am-4pm.

A few changes have been introduced to help keep staff and visitors safe, including:-

– The museum will be open between 11am-4 pm Monday to Saturday to allow time to ensure all public areas are properly cleaned.
– There will be regular cleaning of key touch points throughout the galleries during the day.
– There will be hand sanitiser at the entrance to the building. All visitors will be asked to clean their hands on arrival.
– All visitors will be asked for their contact details to support the government’s ‘Test, Trace and Protect’ programme.
– Wrexham Council recommends visitors wearing face masks while in the galleries.
– There will be a limit on numbers in the galleries so that social distancing will be possible for all our visitors.
– A one-way system throughout the galleries. Look out for the floor signs for directions.
– For families, there will be a new children’s trail to help guide younger visitors (and their accompanying adults) during their visit.

Admission to the museum and archives is free. Donations welcome. Last admission is at 3.30 p.m.

The onsite Courtyard Cafe will also be open with a new seating layout and menu. Seating will also be available outdoors.

Visitors to the shop are encouraged to use of contactless payment and to respect social distancing guidelines.

Toilet facilities will be available for visitors to the museum, the archives and the cafe. You can ask for the key at the reception desk.

Steve Grenter, heritage services ,anager, said: “We are delighted to finally be able to welcome visitors back to Wrexham Museum. We’ve worked hard to ensure visitors can enjoy the museum safely, as well as the fantastic food available in the café and the unique gifts from the shop.

“We hope to see regular visitors returning to the museum and this is also an ideal opportunity for newcomers to come and experience what’s on offer and find out more about Wrexham’s rich and colourful past.”

For more information contact Wrexham Museum or telephone 01978 297460.

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