Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 16 May 2021
NUNEATON’S Museum and Art Gallery, based in Riversley Park, will start welcoming back visitors on Tuesday (18 May).
The locally well-loved Museum, located in the park, is open from 10.30am and closes at 4.30pm, from Tuesday to Saturday.
The permanent galleries have had a re-vamp, with new objects placed in the Local History Gallery and George Eliot Writing Room.
A new family-friendly event, named the ‘Tootles Trail’, will take place, where families can follow the trails left by Tootles the Museum Dog, as he leads them on a journey around the Museum to discover displays and galleries.
Brand new temporary exhibitions have been set up, which feature artwork from Artists at the Association of Leicester, a ‘makers’ show from Take 5!, who have items to purchase, and new works from local artist Ben Hannaby.
Following the Government’s guidance surrounding Covid-19 and recommended advice from the National Museums Directors Conference, the Museum have made a few changes to how attendees would usually visit.
- Face coverings will be required for visitors
- Staggered times to control ‘site numbers’
- A new one-way system
- Hand sanitiser at entrance and exit
- Stringent cleaning of ‘high touch’ areas
Over in the nearby town of Hinckley, just a 12-minute drive away, the Hinckley and District Museum will re-open back up to the public on Saturday 22 May.