Visiting safely

Find out how we’re keeping schools safe and use our Visual Story to prepare your students to visit us.

If you have visited before you will notice some differences in the museum buildings and the format of your visit. We have the below measures in place to keep your school and our staff safe. The museum is not currently required by Government to introduce vaccine passports for entry, due to its size.

Practical information


Teachers and students stay 1-2 metres apart from museum staff and volunteers. Classes will be split into small groups with adult group leaders to support distancing.

Signs and floor markings throughout the museum will help your students remember to keep their distance.

Face covering

All adults are required to wear a face covering (unless exempt). Our Learning Facilitators may remove their face covering while delivering interactive sessions, keeping a 1-2m distance. A face covering will be worn to move around the room.

Hand washing

Itineraries include time to wash and sanitise hands regularly. Museum staff regularly wash their hands and carry hand sanitiser.


Extra cleaning is in place, to make the museum as safe as possible. Areas that are touched more often for example, toilets, door handles and interactive exhibits will be sanitised frequently.

Interactive sessions have been adapted for your safety. Handling objects and materials are cleaned between each session.


Our staff will be wearing face coverings. Museum staff take lateral flow tests and will not come into work if they feel unwell.


Your Itinerary includes time between activities for regular hand washing and toilet breaks.

Visual story

Use our schools visual story (PDF) to prepare your class for the visit including how to visit us safely.


Download Schools visual story (PDF)