VISITING THE MUSEUM

 

 

Godalming Museum is now open from 10am to 4pm four days a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays). 

Booking is required to use the Local Studies Library, open Tuesdays only (Please telephone 01483 426510 to book an appointment).

We are taking steps to make your visit as safe as possible. See further details below


 

What is open?

How many people will be in the museum when I visit?

Can I bring children?

What steps are we taking to keep visitors safe?

What do we ask of our visitors?

Is there an entrance fee?

Which entrance should I use?

Additional points to note

How do I book?


What is open?

 

The downstairs exhibition gallery is open. The local history galleries upstairs, the Arts and Crafts gallery (downstairs) are also open as well as our shop (contactless payments only) and garden.

We are not able to open the café at this stage.

 

Can I bring children?

 

Godalming Museum prides itself on being a child friendly place. Normally we have many interactive areas designed for our younger visitors, but we cannot allow access to these at present. However, there is plenty to see in the upstairs galleries and we have various activity trails around the town to offer to our younger visitors. Children will need to remain under your direct supervision at all times in order to maintain social distancing. Our space is very limited so pushchairs may have to be left in the garden.

 

What steps are we taking to keep visitors safe?

 

 - Cleaning of public areas before each opening
 - Additional cleaning of touch points between visitors as needed
 - Desk volunteers are behind a screen

 - All handling of shop goods discouraged prior to purchase
 - All seating removed, although a chair will be available for emergency use
 - Staff present to give guidance and to encourage all visitors to be respectful of the choices of others on mask-wearing and social distancing
 - Doors to the garden remain open to aid ventilation

 

What do we ask of our visitors?


PLEASE DO NOT VISIT IF YOU FEEL UNWELL OR HAVE A TEMPERATURE, COUGH OR OTHER COVID-19 SYMPTOMS. The safety of our visitors and staff is our number one priority.

If you have booked a slot for the library (Tuesdays only) please
 - turn up promptly and let us know by telephone if you cannot make it
 - don’t bring extra visitors with you as we will not be able to let them in

Whenever you visit you will need to
 - use the hand sanitiser provided at the entrance to the museum
 - respect the views of others on face coverings and social distancing
 - try to minimise the things you touch inside the museum
 - provide your name and contact telephone number at the time of booking a library slot
 

We support Test and Trace by encouraging visitors to check in on arrival using the Covid App and our QR code, or provide your name and contact details to our staff as you come in. (N.B. This is no longer a legal requirement) We will share these details with NHS Test and Trace if asked to do so. All information will be kept securely and deleted after 21 days. We will only share the information for the purpose stated or if we deem it necessary and legal to do so

We do not insist on face coverings and respect your choice on this matter. However, you you may prefer to wear one when inside our building, which is not large


Is there an entrance fee?

 

As usual, entrance to Godalming Museum is free during exhibitions and we are pleased that it can remain so. Donations are welcome, contactless or cash.

We are very grateful to our Friends of the Museum, who pay an annual subscription in support of the museum. In return, we keep them informed of all museum news and events, including lectures, outings and fundraisers. Please ask if you would like more information about the Friends.

 

Which entrance should I use?

 

The main entrance to the museum is from the High Street, via the new shared foyer with Godalming Town Council, next to our previous front entrance. There is also access via the back gate and garden.

 

Additional points to note

 

The nearest car park is South Street (behind the museum) and car parking charges apply

 

How do I book?

 

To book (for the Local Studies Library on Tuesdays only) please ring Godalming Museum. The number is 01483 426510. If need be, leave a message and we will call you back.


Please note: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. We believe that we are taking all reasonable steps to ensure your safety, but by visiting the museum you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


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