As of 6 January 2021 still no date has been set for the re-opening of the museum to visitors and researchers. We advise that we are not currently taking any bookings for dates prior to July 2021. All other museum services (enquiries, acquistions, sales, image-licensing etc.) are now operating and the curator is on-site at least some days each week.
A partial refurbishment of the Sutcliffe and Giles Rooms, taking advantage of a period of closure, was begun during the national 'Third Lockdown' at the start of 2021. The opportunity was taken to refresh some displays dating from 2003 and to bring some different items, as well as recent acquisitions, out on on show.