Our partner museums’ reopening plans

As lockdown eases, our partner museums are putting in place plans for safely reopening to visitors.

Poole Museum reopened on 7th July, with reduced opening hours. They have introduced new cleaning regimes and one-way systems, and restricted the number of visitors they will accommodate at one time. Visitors have to book timed entry tickets in advance. Our contemporary art exhibition, Alchemy, is on display at the museum until September 2020. 

Wiltshire Museum is planning to reopen with reduced hours in late July, using pre-booked timed tickets.

The Salisbury Museum is looking to offer member-only tours in mid July with a view to opening to the public in early August.

Dorset Museum won’t open until completion of its multi-million pound redevelopment project in early 2021. 

Please check the individual museums’ websites for details of opening times and booking systems. 

Wild Life in the Red

What do you think about our exhibition?

Sawfish are also called carpenter sharks...but they are rays, not sharks!

There’s also a species called a sawshark, but that’s, well, a shark!

What the heck is a lek?

Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.

Road Runner!

The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.

Belly Buster!

The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!

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