Manchester’s Science & Industry Museum will welcome back visitors from today – and admission won’t cost you a penny.
The Liverpool Road venue has confirmed that a free ticketing system will be in place during the first phase of reopening – with slots available to book online right now.
Social distancing measures will be enforced, along with restrictions on capacity.
New opening hours are listed as Wednesday – Sunday, 10.00–17.00.
Visitors are also encouraged to bring face coverings.
Interactive exhibits will remain operational (with the exception of those considered ‘high risk’), whilst galleries inside the New Warehouse will also reopen – including Revolution Manchester, Textiles Gallery, and Experiment.
The museum cafe will be serving hot and cold drink and snacks, sandwiches and cakes.
The venue stated: “The safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority.
“We have been working hard to ensure all the appropriate measures are in place for a safe and enjoyable visit and taking the time to consult with Government and other partners to get this right ahead of reopening.
“We have introduced a system of free ticketing to help us manage the volume of visitors and ensure social distancing.
“Please make sure you only book tickets for people from your household or support bubble, following the local restrictions that the government put in place for areas of the North West from 31 July.”
Reserve your free tickets online at the Science & Industry Museum website.