Museum nan Eilean Siar at Lews Castle is to reopen tomorrow (Tuesday 15 June) according to an announcement on Facebook from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
Visitors are being asked to use a booking system to help manage visitor numbers and maintain physical distancing. The timed booking system helps keep both visitors and the museum itself with current Government guidelines, as a result of which groups are restricted to up to 10 tickets from a maximum of four households, including children under five years of age.
Booking is at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/museum-visit-pre-booking-tickets-158726562421?aff=ebdssbdestsearch and there will also be some limited entry on the door, although visitors must be prepared to queue for entry to specific galleries and exhibitions.
The museum is to open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and there will be safety measures including mandatory face coverings and sanitiser for use on hands at arrival and after you touch anything.
Unlike some other public institutions, the museum has been completely closed since March 2017.
Now new directional signage will manage the flow of visitors through the galleries and people are asked to keep distance between themselves, other visitors and staff.
The museum itself is carrying out more frequent cleaning and sanitisation of high contact areas, limiting visitor numbers, providing hand sanitiser stations and encouraging people to use contactless payment
Friendly visitor assistants will be on hand to keep you right and answer any questions you may have and, although entry to the museum is free, visitors are asked to consider making a donation using the box in the main entrance.