A note to all of our visitors...

In line with Government guidelines, which see North Yorkshire move to Tier 3 restrictions from 31 December, our three museums will close to visitors until further notice. We will keep you updated via our website and social media.

Thanks to all our volunteers and staff, who have worked tirelessly to make our museums safe and great places to visit. Our utmost priority during these unprecedented times is ensuring the safety of all and we will follow all government advice to enable us to safely reopen.

See you soon! Stay safe everyone.

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