UPDATED - BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM, NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM, BEAULIEU TO REOPEN ON JULY 4!
THE BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM and The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu were among the first of the nations Motor Museums to announce they will reopen on Saturday, July 4. More have soon joined them.
The British Motor Museum has received its 'Good to Go' industry standard mark from VisitEngland and is looking forward to welcoming visitors back through its doors at Gaydon, Warwickshire.
As part of a phased reopening plan the Museum will be open from Saturday 4 July to Monday 6 July, and then from Friday to Monday in subsequent weeks.
Visitor numbers will be limited so anyone planning to visit, including annual pass holders, will need to book in advance via the website and chose a timed arrival slot. Annual passes and gift tickets have automatically been extended by four months from their expiry date.
Jeff Coope, Managing Director at the British Motor Museum stated “We are delighted to be reopening the Museum. The team has been working incredibly hard over the past few weeks to ensure we are able to reopen safely and we look forward to welcoming our visitors back so they can enjoy our fabulous collections again.”
The Museum has put in place all the necessary measures and risk assessments including safety screens and contactless payment at all pay points, hand sanitiser stations, social distancing reminders and markers, one-way entrance/exit and enhanced cleaning regimes. A guidance video for visitors will be made available on the website from Friday 3 July.
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The National Motor Museum today also announced that it's reopening its indoor spaces from July 4. The grounds and gardens of Beaulieu was opened to visitors from Saturday 6th June. This follows the recent Government guidance advising that outdoor spaces can now open to the public, as long as special measures are taken to reduce the potential risk of infection.
On reopneing the grounds, a Beaulieu spokesman told CMM: "Visitors will be able to explore the beautiful gardens and grounds of the Beaulieu visitor attraction, including the parkland normally reserved for our large events, providing ample space to safely enjoy a day out together. For this exclusive period, visitors will also be able to wander through areas of Lord Montagu's private gardens surrounding Palace House, and as you might expect, there will also be some beautiful vehicles from the National Motor Museum's collection on display.
"To ensure the safety of both visitors and our staff, we will be limiting the numbers on site to 500 each day and request that visitors pre-book their admission tickets online for a specific visit date and arrival time. This new booking approach will also be applicable to those visitors with unused admission tickets purchased prior to our closure." Full details at https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/attractions/national-motor-museum/
Meanwhile Haynes International Motor Museum, Café 750 and Venue Hire remains closed to the public and is planning to reopen in mid-October. The Workshop and Restoration Centre remains open to customers as usual. Details: https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com/
JULY 1 UPDATE: Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow has also announced it's reopening on Saturday July 4 with this post on Twitter: "As we race towards opening on Saturday, we are delighted that we have been awarded the VisitEngland "We're Good To Go" certification for the measures we have put in place. Online booking will open soon, as all visitors will need to book in advance http://ow.ly/WSG650AmZc5 and Dundee Motor Museum (https://www.dmoft.co.uk/) says: "Following Scottish Government guidelines we plan to open the museum on Wednesday 15th July. The museum will be open as previously from 10.30 to 3.30 every day except Tuesday. There will be limits on the numbers able to be in the museum at any time. You can call on 01382 455196 before coming to visit to check how busy we are."
Coventry Transport Museum (https://www.transport-museum.com/) says: "We are delighted to announce that after 15 weeks of closure, we now have a confirmed date on which we can welcome visitors back. Coventry Transport Museum will reopen to the public on Monday 20 July 2020."