Coronavirus and closing

Following the government’s advice, the trustees have decided the museum will close from this Thursday 19 March. The safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, staff and visitors is our priority.

We will be continuing to work behind the scenes and exploring ways in which people can still engage with this amazing site, its collections and the creativity that happens here. Please follow our social media activity over the coming weeks. We’ll be drawing on our inspirational story of creativity and resilience in the face of adversity as we all deal with this difficult situation.

We will continue to watch the situation and take advice on when we might reopen and will issue detail on the website as soon as possible.