• The County Museum at Hartlebury Castle reopens to visitors this Saturday 4 July
  • Measures put in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff

Following new government guidance the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle will reopen to visitors this Saturday, 4 July following a significant period of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The museum is following government safety advice with a number of measures in place to keep visitors and staff safe. These include queueing and one-way routes to help manage social distancing, enhanced cleaning schedules and hand santiser stations. The site will be asking for card payments rather than cash for admissions and shop purchases.

Head of Museums Worcestershire, Philippa Tinsley said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to welcome visitors to the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle once again. Providing a safe and healthy visit is our top priority. We hope visitors will be looking forward to enjoying the historic site and its wonderful displays and collections once more.”

At the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle visitors can enjoy favourite museum collections including toys and games and gypsy caravans and explore the Fashioning Peace exhibition featuring a display of fabulous fashions showcasing the glitz and glamour of the 1920s.

The grounds of the historic site are already open at weekends and from 4 July will open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays along with the Bishops Palace and the County Museum. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays visitors will be able to access the County Museum only, and reduced admission prices on those days will reflect this.

Visitors are encouraged to check Museums Worcestershire’s visitor guidance before planning a visit for information on safety measures and are also warned that safety measures may necessitate occasional changes to opening hours or to the visitor experience.