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Community / More details released about museum’s reopening

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THE SHETLAND Museum and Archives is due to reopen tomorrow (Tuesday) as expected.

It will be open to pre-booked individuals and groups, with a range of social distancing measures in place.

The number of visitors allowed into the building at one time has been restricted to ensure social distancing between groups in line with the successful precautions adopted during the last return from lockdown.

Sandy Middleton, who is the interim CEO at museum operator Shetland Amenity Trust, said: “We are really excited to be welcoming visitors back to both the Shetland Museum and Archives and to provide somewhere for people to visit after such a long period of restrictions.

“The safety and comfort of our staff and visitors is our top priority. We’ve been working hard to review all the necessary precautions are in place including pre-booked tickets, restricted visitor numbers, enhanced cleaning, sneeze screens, hand sanitising stations and one-way routes in certain areas.

“The feedback we’ve received from visitors when we reopened last year was really positive, and we were pleased to hear that people enjoyed their experience with us and felt safe. We feel confident that we will be able to offer the same level of service and safety this year.”

Visitors are now asked to book online or call 01595 695057.

The museum is open by pre-booking only on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10am – 4pm and Sunday from 12.00pm – 4.30pm.

The archives is open by appointment only on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.15am – 4pm.

Today (Monday) also marks the start of the phased reopening of leisure centres in Shetland, as well as the library in Lerwick for browsing.