The Museum reopened on 21st July after being closed since 23rd March. They are grateful for their support. The Museum can now continue its community work and contribution to tourism which is so important to West Norfolk. The health and safety pf all visitors to True’s Yard of course be the priority and appropriate measures have been adopted.

Our opening hours remain 10am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday with last admission at 3pm. Our admission prices remain the same £3 for adults, £2.50 for concessions, £1.50 for children, Under 5s go free. There is also a family ticket for £6.

As we want our visitors to feel safe as they enjoy our unique historic attraction there will be a few additional safety measures. Like any other indoor venue, we kindly request our visitors wash their hands upon entering the premises (hand sanitiser will be provided), practice social distancing, for which there will be handy floor markings, and disposable masks will be available to comply with the governments advice.

Our Georgian Tearoom will be open and we’ve provided some partitions so you can enjoy your slice of cake with peace of mind. There will also be outdoor seating available.

The Research Centre, which is free to visit, will also be open (same hours as the Museum) but will have a max capacity of 4 people at a time and gloves will need to be warn at all times, which we will provide. 

We’ve had quite a few enquiries regarding our North End Guided Walks and True’s Talks. We hope for both to go ahead but with some amendments for safety. We will release the available dates for guided walks capped at 5 people and booking will be on a first come first served basis. We will also be putting on extra walks such as our popular early evening Pub Walks with Dr Paul Richards and Ghost Walks with Lindsey Bavin- we will be advertising the dates for those very soon.

As for Thursday True’s Talks they will be going ahead but for safety we will have to reduce the numbers who can attend each talk. However, there will be a second showing the day after where possible, and we are hoping to record the talks, which can be purchased either in person in our shop or a digital file can be sent out for a modest donation. We also offer talks for clubs and societies which can be done in person or via Zoom/Skype.

Our Anniversary Dinner and Wine Tasting which had to be postponed will be going ahead on 3rd November at the Town Hall. We thank our event partners the Mayor and Bank House for being so understanding.

Work is processing well on our 1904 fishing smack Activity which should be fully restored by the autumn.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us during this difficult time. We have done our best to continue to serve the community we have supported for nearly 30 years through our social media and collaborative projects. We also have community projects we are finally able to start up again such as our Memorial Garden Project. Special thanks to the Friends of True’s Yard who when we first announced our temporary closure gave the Museum a modest emergency grant and The Borough Council’s Retail, Hospitality and Leisure grant these were essential lifelines We have also made applications to the National Lottery Heritage Fund Emergency Grant.

 

For further information on any of the other call 01553 770479 or email info@truesyard.co.uk

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