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Essential information for visitors

Face coverings and social distancing

It is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings whilst visiting the museum. However, we respectfully ask that you continue to wear a face covering, to maintain social distancing and to use the hand sanitisers provided.


Our galleries are well ventilated spaces and you can eat outside in the courtyard at SM&AG.

If you are feeling unwell

If you or anyone you live with displays symptoms associated with COVID-19, please delay your visit until it is safe to do so.

Hand sanitiser stations

Hand sanitiser will be available, at regular intervals, for you to use. Wipes are available to wipe down any interactive displays.

Increased cleaning

The frequency of our cleaning throughout the Gallery remains high, including toilets and other facilities.

Protection for our staff

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided for our staff, including face masks and gloves.