Museums to re-open next week

Popular visitor attractions across the county are set to re-open next week as part of the easing of Covid-19 lockdown regulations.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 9:25 am
Berwick Museum and Art Gallery.

Museums Northumberland is re-opening its Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, Chantry Bagpipe Museum, Woodhorn Museum and also its Hexham Old Gaol next Wednesday, May 19.

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery will be open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

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Rowan Brown, chief executive of Museums Northumberland, said: “I know I speak on behalf of all the staff and volunteers at Museums Northumberland when I say that we can’t wait to welcome visitors back to our four museum sites next week.

“We’ve continued to reach out to our audiences during lockdown through digital exhibitions and events, but it will feel really special to have people back in our museums and interacting with our exhibitions and collections.

“This latest stage in lockdown easing means there’s now no need for people to pre-book visits to any of our museums, and to ensure visitors continue to feel safe we’ll have Covid-safe procedures in place.

“To mark our museums’ re-opening to the public, we’re launching a very special countywide exhibition by artist and illustrator Jonny Hannah.

“Titled ‘Northumberland Folk’, it’s a celebration of ​all things Northumbrian, including some of our strangest stories and most curious characters.”