Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) is planning to reopen from October 24, covid-19 restrictions permitting.
The museum closed its doors during March in response to the pandemic, and has remained closed throughout the summer. During this time RAMM has operated with a reduced staff, using the opportunity to undertake some work to improve the accessibility of the building, and, importantly, to make the museum as safe as possible for the return of its visitors.
The most notable of the new covid-19 measures is the introduction of a timed ticketing system, allowing RAMM to better manage the flow of visitors through the museum.
Tickets are free, but all visitors will need to book online prior to a visit. A number of other changes have been introduced. A new one-way system will be in operation; visitors will enter at the museum’s garden entrance to the rear of the building, and exit through the Queen Street doors.
Visitor numbers will be reduced, screens have been introduced at key visitor/staff contact points, there will be clear physical distance markings on the floor inside and outside the buildings, and there will be frequent cleaning of key touch points throughout the museum.
Visitors will also be asked to wear a face covering, keep their distance – a giraffe’s stride apart! – and use the hand sanitiser provided. The museum will be open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
For more information and to book free timed tickets, visit: rammuseum.org.uk/