When will London museums and galleries reopen and what safety measures will they take post-lockdown?

27th May 2020, 3:13 pm

People walk behind a poster showing the safety distance for visiting the Gemaeldegalerie ‘Alte Meister’ (Old Masters Picture Gallery) in Dresden, central Germany, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 AP

As museums and galleries around Europe begin cautiously to open their doors again, many in London wonder when the same will happen for us.

Like all other sectors of the creative industries, cultural institutions have been hit hard by the pandemic, and there’s only so much satisfaction you can get from looking online at an exhibition you’ve been waiting months to see in the flesh.

So much still depends on how effectively the coronavirus pandemic’s hold on the UK is brought under control, and the successful reopening of these venues will come down to how well we enact social distancing measures.


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Published: 27th May 2020

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