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Gloucester welcomes back museum and tourist centre

The Museum of Gloucester and the city's Tourist Information Centre have reopened after lockdown.

The museum is initially opening from Thursdays to Saturdays as part of a phased reopening to allow for cleaning and ongoing behind-the-scenes work.

And with a limited of number of visitors, booking is advised from 01452 396131 or 01452 396572.

The information centre will continue to open from Monday to Saturday but will close at 3pm for allow for deep cleaning.

Councillor Steve Morgan, cabinet member for culture and leisure at Gloucester City Council said: "The Museum and Tourist Information Centre have taken great care to ensure that they only re-open after months of careful planning.

"It's important that everyone follows the social distancing measures when visiting, so we can make sure the building remains safe for our staff and customers.

"Everyone can be assured of a warm safe welcome when they return to visit the Museum and Tourist Information Centre and we can't wait to welcome visitors back."

The museum has been open online throughout lockdown, running virtual tours with staff gearing up for projects and events during Gloucester History Festival which starts this weekend.

They have also been preparing for the proposed autumn exhibition A Life in Lockdown, which hopes to feature memories of lockdown in Gloucestershire, as well as a producing a permanent record of this period for their digital collection.

Face coverings are mandatory for both venues with strict social distancing measures in place.

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