It is with regret that the British Schools Museum will be temporarily closed from March 23rd following the Government instructions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors is paramount to us and we wish to do all that we can to avoid the spread of Coronavirus at this time.
As we have had to postpone our planned events, all those with tickets will be contacted individually to assure you that your tickets will be transferrable, when we can begin holding our events again. Our events will be reviewed on a monthly basis to assess the feasibility of being able to run them again and we assure you that we will at the soonest safe opportunity.
Furthermore, we are working on the possibility of extending our current exhibition ‘Hertfordshire’s Inspired Writers: Dreamers, Radicals and Satirists’ so our visitors will be able to see it once our doors reopen.
Our volunteers will ensure that the British Schools are maintained at this time and that our buildings and collections receive the best care that they can- in fact, our collections will benefit from a larger-than-normal remote team of volunteers cataloguing our objects and documents from the comfort of their own homes!
Whilst our doors are closed, we aim to increase our online presence and will bring new and exciting ways for you to engage with us through our social media, website and e-newsletters and will keep you updated with the latest news here at the Museum.
Although the next few months ahead are likely to be difficult for all, we want to assure you that we are here to help our communities where we can. We are aware that mental health and wellbeing will be a focus for many and we shall strive to positively and proactively contribute in this area, not just to our known supporters and volunteers, but also to the wider communities.
We wish you the best of health at this time, please stay safe and look out for those around you and we shall open wide our doors to welcome you again at the soonest, safe opportunity to do so.
Sam Mason- Museum Manager