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A statement addressing new national restrictions

DATE: 2 November 2020

A statement from York Museums Trust:

“In line with the Government’s new national restrictions, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery will be temporarily closed from 4pm on Wednesday November 4. We hope that we will be able to reopen both sites in early December but we will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks and follow any new Government guidance.

“The Trust will use the Coronovirus Job Retention Scheme to support the jobs of those staff who are currently working in visitor facing roles at the Castle Museum and Art Gallery or in any other roles which will not be able to operate from Thursday.

“The Trust can confirm we will be keeping York Museum Gardens open for visitors to explore and enjoy, from 10:30am to 6pm seven days a week. People can visit the Gardens with members of their household or support bubble or meet one person who is not in their household or support bubble

“While we’re closed, we will continue to share our collections and stories through our digital channels in fun and interesting ways. Please click here for some of the ways you can engage with us from the comfort of your home.”

Find out more about opening questions here.