Salisbury Museum to reopen this weekend

Salisbury Museum to reopen this weekend

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 11:30am 27th July 2020.

3 minute read

Visitors can return to the facility in the Cathedral Close with admission fees dropped initially.

After more than four and a half months Salisbury Museum will finally be able to welcome visitors again on Saturday 1st of August.

For the first month opening hours will be Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm and instead of the usual fees entry will be by donation.

A statement on the Museum's website says there are a few changes in place "to ensure we have exactly the right safety precautions and procedures in place – the health of our visitors, staff, volunteers and members is of the utmost importance to us."

  • Queuing system on the front forecourt when you arrive – you will be invited into the museum when the reception area is clear.
  • Hand sanitisation stations at entrance and at key points around building.
  • Contactless card payments only.
  • Signed one way system with separate entry and exit points.
  • Stewards to support the visitor experience.
  • Thorough cleaning throughout the day.
  • Removal of interactive exhibits (where possible).
  • Our toilets are open but used by one person at a time.
  • The museum café will be open Monday to Sunday 11am until 3pm.

The cafe reopened earlier this month.


Museum bosses say Covid-19 continues to put an "enormous strain on our finances."

"Your support is more important than ever, to ensure we can offer the same incredible programme of exhibitions, events and activities in the future."

You can help in a number of ways:

  • Visit the museum from the 1 August
  • Become a member of the museum
  • If you are already a museum member, renew your membership
  • Use Amazon Smile for online purchases. When you shop on, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) to us if you nominate the museum as your chosen charity
  • Make a donation. You can do this through JustGiving


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