Our sites have now begun to reopen, but what happened during the four months when we weren't welcoming visitors on site?

Even though we weren't open to the public, and many of our staff were working from home, 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 remain safe and secure during this time, 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 remained 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 ensure that our sites remained secure, and kept our nation's heritage safe during the four months 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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