Exeter museum announces October reopening to visitors after Covid lockdown forced closure

Exeter Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) is gearing up to reopen to the public at the end of October.

The museum and art gallery, which closed at the end of March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, will open its doors to the public from Saturday, October 24.

New Covid safety measures introduced by the museum include a timed ticketing system that can be booked in advance from Thursday, October 1.

Cllr Amal Ghusain, Exeter City Council’s lead for communities and culture, said: “We are delighted that the Royal Albert Memorial Museum will be reopening its doors in October.

“The museum is such a well-loved part of Exeter – its contribution to the social, economic and cultural life of the city cannot be overstated.

“The museum has always been a haven of discovery and wonder in the heart of the city, and I know the people of Exeter, who have been excitedly waiting for new of the reopening, will be thrilled by this announcement.

“We very much hope that further Covid-19 restrictions will not affect our reopening date, but are fully prepared to act quickly to respond to any new developments as the safety of our visitors is always our prime consideration.”

Tickets are free, but all visitors must book online prior to their visit.

Safety measures in place at the museum, to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, include a one-way system, reduced visitor numbers, screens, social distance markings, frequent cleaning, hand sanitiser and face coverings.

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