With the easing of lockdown, many cultural centres are planning on reopening their doors in August.
This list rounds up the expected opening dates of museums with a family focus. Please note that dates are subject to change, especially in light of local lockdowns. Note also that UK law has changed to make wearing of masks inside museums and other cultural spaces compulsory, from 8 August.
We will update this list as we receive further information. Please contact email@example.com with any additions or changes.
East of England
Imperial War Museum Duxford (Cambridgeshire)
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse (Norfolk)
Time & Tide (Great Yarmouth)
Sandringham House (Norfolk)
Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge)
Kettle’s Yard (Cambridge)
London and South-East
Brooklands Museum (Surrey)
Churchill War Rooms (London)
Florence Nightingale Museum (London)
Guildhall Art Gallery (London)
Imperial War Museum (London)
Osborne House (Isle of Wight)
Ranger’s House (London)
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Wellington Arch (London)
Royal Observatory (London)
The Serpentine Galleries (London)
Fashion & Textile Museum (London)
Natural History Museum (London)
Headstone Manor (London)
Museum of London
Museum of London Docklands
Turner’s House (London)
Ashmolean Museum (Oxford)
Brunel Museum (London)
Queen’s House (London)
Freud Museum (London)
Science Museum (London)
London Transport Museum’s Acton Depot
Handel & Hendrix Museum (London)
Black Country Living Museum (Dudley)
Shakespeare’s Birthplace (Stratford-upon-Avon)
MAD Museum (Stratford)
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
National Space Centre (Leicester)
North of England
Bowes Museum (Barnard Castle)
The Hepworth (Wakefield)
Imperial War Museum North (Manchester)
Life Science Centre (Newcastle)
York Castle Museum (York)
National Railway Museum (York)
National Coalmining Museum (Wakefield)
Eureka! National Children’s Museum (Halifax)
Museum of Science and Industry (Manchester)
National Museum of Flight (East Lothian)
National Museum of Rural Life (East Kilbride)
Kelvington Art Gallery (Glasgow)
National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
Riverside Museum (Glasgow)
St Fagan’s National Museum of History (Cardiff)
National Slate Museum (Gwynedd)
National Museum Cardiff
National Waterfront Museum (Swansea)
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