Museum to open for first time in six months

LYME Regis Museum will reopen for the first time in six months on Tuesday, September 8.

After the first week, the museum will be open four days a week Wednesday to Saturday and visitor numbers will be limited to no more than 16 at a time due to restricted space.

To comply with COVID-19 regulations, screens have been installed at the reception desk, floor stickers will direct visitors around a one-way system and there will be plentiful hand sanitiser around the museum.

All visitors will need to wear masks and contact details will be taken for the NHS Track and Trace system.

The museum has already restarted its regular fossil walks for socially distanced families/bubbles of up to six. They are also able to take groups of 30 children onto the beach.

Museum director David Tucker said: “We’re very much looking forward to doing what we can do in the conditions. We don’t really see the situation changing until there is a vaccine – and very much hope that we have a return to something like normal in the middle of next year.”

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