Reopening of Hove Museum & Art Gallery to be delayed under new government guidelines.

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The Royal Pavilion & Museum Trust have made the difficult decision to delay reopening Hove Museum & Art Gallery until Monday 19 July 2021 at the earliest.

It will open when the government announce the easing of all Covid restrictions and it is considered safe for visitors and staff.

The museum in New Church Road was due to reopen on 21 June 2021. Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement this week to extend lockdown for a further four weeks, the decision was made to wait until an announcement that all restrictions are lifted.

Hedley Swain, the CEO of RPMT said:” The unique nature of the layout of Hove Museum makes safe social distancing very difficult so we have taken this decision to keep our visitors and staff as safe as possible at this time. We are really sad to have to wait even longer to open our doors to the public but we look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as possible.”

RPMT will only reopen if the government lifts all restrictions and will officially announce the reopening date when that has been agreed.

The museum will reopen with a fascinating new ceramic exhibition by Richard Slee called Mantelpiece Observations as well as the popular Wizard’s Attic gallery and the displays of contemporary British craft.

While Hove Museum and The Booth Museum of Natural History remain closed, visitors can enjoy the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Art Gallery & Museum and Preston Manor.

Visit our website for information on each venue and how to book.

https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/

About Hove Museum & Art Gallery

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Step into a world of toys, cinema, local history, and fine art. Hove Museum & Art Gallery, part of Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust, is a family friendly museum with one of the finest craft collections in the UK.

Free admission

19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB Tel 03000 290900

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