Following careful consideration of the current course of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and as a precautionary measure, the Director and Trustees of the River & Rowing Museum have decided to temporarily close the Museum to all visitors from 1700 on Monday 16th March until further notice. We are not aware of any imminent health risk to staff, volunteers or visitors.
In a brief statement, Museum Director Dr Sarah Posey said, “Our number one priority is the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors at this very difficult time. We anticipate that the forced closure of our museum is inevitable before too long. A planned closure now therefore allows us to manage this process more carefully. We hope that in time and respecting Public Health England advice, we will be able to re-open again soon.”
Meanwhile, the Museum will remain operational and our work will continue behind the scenes – on site and remotely. We will continue to monitor the situation daily. The curatorial department are busy working on the next programme of temporary exhibitions and the rolling programme of maintenance work continues.
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