What happens during the time we are not welcoming visitors on site?

During lockdown, even though we were not open to the public, many of our staff were working from home and vital work across all of our sites continued. 

Some members of our amazing front of house teams were reassigned to help our security and cleaning staff make sure our buildings and collections remained safe and secure during the closure, patrolling our unvisited spaces 24 hours a day.

Maintenance work also needed to continue, as it is vital to our Museum's operations, and areas such as pest control and systems servicing require daily attention to ensure gallery environmental conditions remains consistent.

Many of the historic objects in our collection are very delicate, and we didn't want anything to happen that would put any of these objects as risk, so monitoring across the site, and at the Museum's Prince Philip Collection Centre in Kidbrooke, continued consistently throughout the period of closure. 

We are so grateful to all staff who ensured that our sites remained secure, and kept our nation's heritage safe during the times of closure. 

We are delighted that in these hard times, our staff and supporters continue to astound us with their generosity, and great sense of community. Thank you for your on-going support. 


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