Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth is to reopen its doors to the public on August 12 after being closed due to the pandemic.
It will reopen with Human Threads; a stunning exhibition of historic quilts, with the addition of two new quilts - one digital and one physical - made by Ceredigion residents to record their experiences of the pandemic.
Staff say they are excited to be reopening with a wonderful exhibition, having missed visitors and access to the museum for more than a year.
The museum will initially be open from Thursday to Saturday each week, from 11am until 4pm.
Research by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions shows that 75% of respondents want visitor attractions to retain Covid-19 safety measures, so the museum has put in place a booking system to limit the numbers of visitors at any one time. There will also be lots of opportunities to sanitise hands and visitors will be asked to social distance and wear masks for the foreseeable future.
Initially, visitors will only have access to the shop and the first floor of the museum. As key café staff were redeployed into new jobs to support schools and care homes and they are still needed in these vital roles, the café won’t be reopening for the time being.
The museum shop, however, will be open and full of lovely new products, many designed especially for the quilt exhibition.
The website will have full details of the exhibition. People will be able to book their visit from August 5 at www.ceredigionmuseum.wales
A patchwork created by Mary Rendell as part of the quilt in the new Human Threads exhibition.
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