This article was first published by the Cumbria Crack https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2020/07/16/tullie-house-responds-to-life-post-lockdown/
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery received over 200 visitors on its first day of reopening after lockdown restrictions were eased. Since then, the museum has seen a steady stream of visitors ready to appreciate the beautiful gardens and sample the much missed opportunity for a beverage and gossip in the café. This week saw the reopening of the popular Treasures of China exhibition.
Caroline Thomson, Trustee / Patron of Tullie House said: “I’m delighted to visit the Treasures of China exhibition, which is now open to the public. People really should come, it’s as simple as that. I arrived today with my mask on, there’s lots of space and it’s completely safe. Come and explore the wonderful clothes and extraordinary colours.”
Due to its successful implementation of Covid-safe precautions and popular demand, the museum is beginning its Phase 3 reopening strategy a week earlier than planned. Now, the British Museum Partnership Gallery: The Roman Frontier and the Border Galleries will be accessible to the public from Tuesday 21 July. This news will be particularly welcomed by Tullie House’s family audience who are excited to spend time in these beloved spaces over the Summer Holidays.
In the first two weeks of opening the museum was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. However, in response to visitor feedback, Tullie House is changing its opening hours and will now be open from Tuesday – Saturday between 10.00am – 3.00pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Anna Smalley, Head of Collections Engagement and lead of the Reopening Team: said “It’s been a pleasure to receive visitors again. At this time of great national difficulty, providing a safe space that supports community wellbeing is more vital than ever.
“We’ve found that visitors have really appreciated the free admission to Treasures of China but are equally keen to donate as we are a charity. Visitor feedback is vital in helping us continue to stay responsive in these uncertain times, so please do get in touch to let us know your thoughts on the changes we’ve made, by emailing email@example.com or in person.”
For the latest details on opening times and admission prices, please visit their website: www.tulliehouse.co.uk