Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and the World Rugby Hall of Fame reopen - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and the World Rugby Hall of Fame reopen

Rugby Editorial 7th Aug, 2020   0

RUGBY Art Gallery and Museum and the World Rugby Hall of Fame have reopened.

The visitor attractions closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But both reopened on Thursday (August 6) in following government coronavirus advice.

Visitors must book their free tickets in advance, with time slots available every half hour. Each booking gives one hour access.

The building now includes a one-way system, social distancing markers, hand sanitiser stations and an enhanced cleaning regime.

All visitors must wear a face mask.

Council growth spokeswoman Coun Jill Simpson-Vince said: “A great deal of planning and preparation has gone into the reopening of the art gallery, museum and World Rugby Hall of Fame, and we’re delighted to be in the position to now welcome back visitors to the venues.

“The booking system allows us to control visitor numbers to ensure everyone can visit in accordance with the latest government advice.

“Everyone has a part to play in controlling the virus and we hope visitors choose to wear a mask, respect social distancing and make full use of the hand sanitiser stations.”

The art gallery reopens with a new exhibition, False Memory – a collection of works exploring the contrasts between imagined experience and lived experience. The exhibition features works which require visitors to bring a pair of headphones.

And the museum opens with Small World, a collection of miniature models including dolls houses. model trains and the social history collection’s latest acquisition – a scale model of The Bedstead, Rugby’s famous railway gantry.

Visit or to book tickets.

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