It was announced today that museums and galleries in England are able to reopen with safety measures in place from Saturday 4th July.
We have worked with our partners, and have plans in place for safe opening, but are waiting to hear the outcome of a number of funding applications which will allow us to make the necessary changes to open our doors safely. As soon as we are able to do so, we will let you know when our museums and galleries will be able to welcome you back.
As soon as we have a confirmed reopening date, announcements on our website and through our social media channels.
In the meantime, there is lots for you to explore, share and try on our website. Visit our project pages and relive Miners’ Picnics Past, share your Lockdown diaries or recreate the Pitmen Painters. We are delighted by this news and look forward to making the changes necessary to the venues so that when you come for a day out it is a COVID safe and enjoyable experience for our visitors and staff.