Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery to temporarily reduce operating hours
Published on Tuesday, 13th October 2020
The Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery will be reducing its operating hours to two days a week from November until sometime in the New Year.
This temporary measure is necessary to support the financial challenges being faced by the Council in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The doors will be open to the public on Tuesday and Saturday each week, when a full service, including the onsite tea room will be available. The tea room will also be available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week, whilst the Museum is closed to the public.
The enthusiastic and valued team members at the Museum recognise the challenges being faced at this time and will be supporting the interim operating hours. All team members will be employed on site where possible or will be re-deployed to support other vacant posts within the Council helping to deliver other valuable work for the community.
Cllr Ian Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Arts and Leisure said:
“The Museum and Art Gallery plays an important role in the Borough’s culture offer and is highly valued by the Council and the local community. We continue to face some very difficult and challenging decisions over the coming months to ensure that our services can be resumed once they are in a position to do so.
“We highly value the commitment and expertise of our employees at the Museum and as soon as we are able, we will ensure they are brought back into their usual roles so that they are able to promptly restart their usual, fantastic programme of services.
“The decision to temporarily reduce delivery has not been taken lightly but we feel, at this time, that this interim measure is crucial to support the Council as a whole and place us in a good position for the New Year. We will of course continue to review the situation in line with the pandemic.”
For all the latest visiting information including up to date opening times go to: https://nuneatonmuseum.wordpress.com/visiting-the-museum/
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