We'll be closed for a while

The latest government forecasts make clear that we will not be able to re-open our historic sites as early as we had originally hoped. Instead we will re-open as soon as government advice allows us to, and only then with measures in place to ensure your health and safety. This will be disappointing for you, as it is for us.  We had planned new exhibitions, experiences, events and activities to show and entertain you and these will have to wait a little longer. They will be worth waiting for though!  

In the meantime we will continue to bring our historic sites and chapters in England’s story to you at home – through our website, podcasts, newsletters and YouTube channel. We hope there will be something for everyone to enjoy in this period.

England’s past is full of stories of hope in the face of adversity, and of people coming together to overcome all kinds of challenges. Although we won’t be able to share those stories with you in person over the coming weeks, we’ll continue to share them via our website and social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

We look forward to seeing you once this very strange period is over, and celebrating our shared love of what has been handed down to us – and what we in turn will pass to future generations.

With warmest wishes for your health and good spirits,

Kate Mavor
Chief Executive


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