When Beamish will reopen and what new measures have been put in place

Beamish Museum has announced that it will reopen its doors to visitors on Thursday, July 23.

Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 7:34 pm

The County Durham open air museum has been closed to the public since March due to coronavirus.

But the venue has now confirmed its reopening plans after the Government’s announcement that museums will be able to open again from next month.

Additional safety and hygiene measures will be put in place across the museum’s 350-acre site just off the A693, with exhibits opening based on Covid-19 safety guidance.

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Beamish is to reopen on Thursday, July 23.

Entry for all visitors at the “Living Museum of the North” will now have to be pre-booked, with time slots allocated.

Beamish’s deputy director, Rhiannon Hiles, said: “We’re excited to announce that we plan to reopen on Thursday, 23rd July and we can’t wait to welcome our visitors once again.

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“The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority and there will be health and hygiene measures around the museum, including pre-booked entry time slots for all visitors.

“We’ll be keeping everyone updated with more information as our preparations continue, and we work through the details of the updated guidance from the Government.

“We’re really looking forward to being able to reopen our doors to welcome visitors back to the museum again.”

How each ride and exhibit can be accessed are yet to be given. Further details about the reopening and how to book will be announced in early July. For more information visit www.beamish.org.uk.

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