LOCKDOWN 2 – November 2020
Axminster Heritage Centre will unfortunately be closing to the public in accordance with the new lockdown measures from Monday 2 November 2020. We successfully reopened after the first lockdown and have welcomed visitors during August, September and October without any incident. We are fully supporting the government on this second lockdown as we believe it will provide protection to our volunteers and potential visitors. This means that we will not be open for the whole of November and then will follow government advice for the museum sector hopefully reopening in December.
This closure not only relates to the Museum and Axminster Information Point but also all of our physical events that are run by Heritage Alive which have also been postponed until further notice. After major repairs and redecoration to the Bradshaw Meeting Room over the last few months we were hoping to see a gradual reintroduction of events in that room, but this has been put on hold until we are allowed to host group meetings and workshops.
Nigel Sadler, Centre Manager: “Our aim is to protect our volunteers and visitors at this time of uncertainty and to give visitors and everyone involved at the Heritage Centre peace of mind. We have been through this before and are now well placed to reopen when allowed to with our Covid-19 risk assessments and mitigation steps already in place. We will post updates on our website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and are hoping to have some activities online during this lockdown. We hope you all remain safe during Lockdown 2.”
To be kept informed of what we are doing at the Axminster Heritage Centre you can either monitor the ‘News’ section on our website or follow us on Facebook or our other social media accounts.