The Cynon Valley Museum Trust has set a proposed opening date for the museum for Saturday 19th September, marking an important point in the museum’s journey towards reopening.
Reopening Cynon Valley Museum
As we monitor the current pandemic climate, the museum will temporarily function in a different capacity to that which we all know and love. These changes will enable us to adapt to the situation in a way which allows us to maintain our services to the community, whilst assessing and responding to the ongoing risk of coronavirus to all visitors and staff. The initial changes are as follows:
- Our opening hours will be reduced to 11am – 4pm to allow for increased cleaning in the mornings before we open.
- The museum will initially only open on Saturdays and will for now only be opening the lower gallery, museum shop and toilets. Following a two-week period, the museum will review our opening hours and if successful, we will look to expand our opening days one day at a time, seeking to reopen the permanent exhibition housing the Cynon Valley collection when appropriate.
- The museum team has been working hard to prepare the museum for reopening. We’ve invested in new shop furniture thanks to the Hallmarks Grant by the Association of Independent Museums and the exterior of the museum has been kindly cleared of vegetation by RCT CBC.
- The museum team will continue to work over the following weeks, carrying out a deep cleaning of the site, installing items such as automated soap dispensers and other appropriate coronavirus response measures, for the continued safety of all parties.
Criw Celf Exhibition at Cynon Valley Museum
We have been working with Criw Celf who have been providing free art sessions to children across Wales this summer through a digital summer school. As part of the museums plans to reopen, we are delighted to announce that the museum will be exhibiting the work from the digital summer school until the 6th of October. This exhibition will showcase both the artworks of the artists to led the summer schools and the students who took part. More information is to be announced shortly.
Support your Local Shops
Shop stockists have been busy bringing in new stock ready for the 19th September. Supporting local artists, crafters and artisans is at the core of who we are. Reopening the Museums’ shop will be crucial to supporting the recovery of both the museum and our cultural community within the Cynon Valley. Supporting your local shops supports both the local economy and the people of the Cynon Valley.
From the Cynon Valley Museum Trust
The Trust is delighted to have a date to work towards reopening. However, circumstances may change in-line with the ongoing coronavirus situation and should the need arise, a decision regarding the safety of visitors and staff will be made at the earliest opportunity.
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