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Covid-19: How we are keeping you safe during your visit

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A safe experience

We have introduced social distancing, a one-way route and other measures to keep your visit safe and enjoyable. The number of visitors allowed in the museum has been reduced so you can maintain social distancing during your visit.

When can I visit Abington Park Museum?

We hope to reopen Abington Park Museum soon and will update our website and the museum's Facebook page when we are able to confirm the date. 

Our opening hours

Queue management

There is a socially distanced queue system in place outside the museum entrance. This helps us manage the number of people in the museum and reduce contact between visitors entering and leaving the museum.

Social distancing

You'll find directional signage to help you navigate around the museum. Interactive displays and items have been removed or covered to reduce the possibility of contact transmission of Covid-19. The museum shop and some spaces on the first floor are currently closed to reduce the possibility of contact transmission and maintain social distancing. Please ensure any children in your group are supervised and follow social distancing guidelines.

If you're feeling unwell

If you or anyone you live with displays symptoms of Covid-19, please delay your visit until it is safe to do so. Stay home and follow government and NHS 111 guidance.

Test and Trace

We will be taking contact details, as recommended by the UK Government, to comply with the NHS Test and Trace service. This means that to enter the museum, we will need to ask you for your contact details.

Hand sanitiser stations

Hand sanitiser stations are available. We will ask you to sanitise your hands on entry to the museum. There's also a hand sanitiser station at the entrance to the museum toilets.

Face coverings

In line with government guidance, you must wear a face covering in the museum, unless you are exempt from doing so.

Increased cleaning

The frequency of cleaning throughout the museum has been increased and during opening hours, a Museum Attendant will continuously patrol and regularly clean surfaces, door handles and the toilet area.

Protecting our staff

Personal protective equipment has been introduced for our staff, as well as perspex screens on the reception desk. Staff have been trained in our new safety measures. Please follow their instructions.

How long can I stay at the museum?

We are not enforcing time limits on visits and you are welcome to stay at the museum for as long as you like. We do however ask that during your visit you do not leave the museum and re-enter.
Can I meet others at the museum?

Government guidelines state you can meet in groups of up to two households if you follow social distancing. We are following this guidance and ask our visitors to do the same, we will update this measure in line with government guidance changes.

Will I be able to pay with cash?

The museum is free to visit. We recommend making any payments, where possible, using a contactless card. If this is not possible, to reduce cash handling, we ask that you pay with the exact amount or donate any over-payments to the museum.

Are events, tours and museum led family activities still taking place?

Although the museum is reopening, all events, tours and museum-led family activities are currently cancelled or postponed. We are busy planning for future activities and events.

Future events

What is happening regarding First Aid in the museum?

We continue to offer First Aid and ask visitors to be as careful as possible during their visit. Staff will help you wherever possible and will wear the necessary protective equipment for your and their safety.

I have a question which is not mentioned – what can I do?

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Thanks and enjoy your visit.