Hinckley Museum not reopening publicly this year

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 8 September 2020

HINCKLEY and District Museum on Bond Street have made the sad decision not to reopen their doors publicly for the rest of the year.

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The board of trustees who are members at the venue reluctantly made the decision as most of their volunteers are over 70 years of age and fit into the ‘vulnerable’ category of those who could potentially be affected by coronavirus if caught.

The saddening news comes as a blow to local history fans, local historians, and residents. Hinckley Museum’s official Facebook group first posted the update last Wednesday back on 2 September.

Due to their circumstances surrounding coronavirus which see their current volunteers falling into the ‘vulnerable’ category, the Museum are asking younger people to volunteer at the premises.

The Hinckley and District Museum have successfully obtained a grant to undergo a deep cleanse of the venue and sanitisation to make the venue ‘COVID-safe’ when they reopen next year.

The Museum have followed the guidelines provided by East Midlands Museum Service, as well as completing the necessary and new Risk Assessment specific to the pandemic.

Volunteers and trustees are looking forward to welcoming visitors again next year.

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