Museum calls time on booked appointments - but safety still comes first

Torbay Weekly

TIMES are a-changing at Newton Abbot Museum where booked appointments will no longer be necessary.

In line with the Government’s fresh advice on Covid-19, visitors are able to turn up at will during opening hours although numbers inside will be limited in a bid to maintain social distancing.

Staff are also asking that masks are worn.

Curator Dr Charlotte Dixon said: ‘We are adamant that the safety of staff, volunteers and the public remains our number one priority."

She added: "The booked-visit system we’ve been running this year has been a tremendous success, not least because of the public’s support and understanding. We cannot say thank-you enough to them, and to our volunteers without whom the museum simply could not have opened at all."

Newton Abbot Town and GWR Museum is located within Newton’s Place, the former St Leonard’s Church in Wolborough Street.

The museum opening hours are Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30 pm and Saturdays 9.30am - 1.30pm.