We are delighted to annouce that we will be reopening the museum to the public when the current lockdown finishes next week. Devon is in Tier 2 so museums are able to be accessible to the public once more and we will open again from 10am on Wednesday 2 December. As long as the area remains in Tier 2 we plan then to open Monday to Friday up to Tuesday 22 December before our usual Christmas and New Year closure, reopening again on Monday 4th January 2021. A new year!
Inevitably in these difficult times there will some changes to how we can operate so please note the following:
- We will initially be open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm. We are sorry that we cannot open at the weekends at the moment but we will keep this under review.
- Do not visit if you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19. You can find more details at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
- The Old Library building in which the museum is housed has been risk assessed and declared covid-secure and we ask that you follow all the signs and instructions that are displayed in the building. Please maintain 2 metres distance from anyone not in your household at all times and use the sanitiser points around the building to clean your hands when you enter.
- We are restricted on numbers due to the size of our galleries. There is a maximum number of 4 people allowed in the Upper Gallery and 7 in the Lower Gallery. We advise therefore that you visit in a group of 4 or less.
- This means that unfortunately we are unable to undertake guided tours for groups until further notice
- Government rules mean that unless you have a medical exemption face coverings must be worn at all times in museums.
- We are participating in the government's track and trace programme. You will find a QR code to scan on the door of the lower gallery and a paper register in the gallery for you to sign if you don't have a smartphone.
- Because of the virus we are not able to display our popular interactive replicas in the gallery for you or your family to enjoy. However don't despair - if the curatorial team are free you can knock on our door and we can bring a selection of items out to you. After use these will be quarantined. We have a lot of replicas, so a different selection will be available to the next guests who request them.
- A museum guidebook will be available at the entrance. If you take this around with you leave it on the table in the lower gallery and we will quarantine it, replacing a new copy at the entrance.
We hope that you understand the necessity of these rules and that you enjoy your trip through three centuries of moving image history.
You can find the University's guidance to visitors here . These are difficult times and of course it is possible that we might have to change arrangements at short notice so please do keep checking this site to ensure we are open before your visit.
We look forward to seeing you.
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