Plan your visit



Whilst we are all looking forward to having more freedom again, our main concern is to keep you and our staff safe. So, there are some safety measures that we will be continuing to recommend for a while longer. 

We will continue to monitor visitor numbers to ensure the museum doesn’t get too crowded. By pre-booking your timeslot for your visit, you can really help us with that.


Tickets are also available to buy at the Museum on the day (subject to availability). 

We recommend wearing a face covering in our indoor spaces. 

Our staff and volunteers are on hand to help and answer any questions. 

For more detailed information, please read the sections below. 


When you arrive

When you arrive: 

  • If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don’t visit. 
  • We recommend wearing a face covering We will continue to display NHS QR code posters to make it easy for you to check-in to support Test and Trace. You will need to download the NHS app onto your mobile phone before you can scan the QR code. The app is available on Android's Google Play or Apple's App Store - search for NHS Covid-19. 


During your visit

During your visit: 

Our staff will greet you at a distance. They will be wearing face coverings in our indoor areas and we have screens at our till points. 

  • Unfortunately, some small spaces may remain closed.
  • Our cafe is open serving hot and cold refreshments. 
  • You are welcome to bring your own picnics and other refreshments and eat them on our lawn or in our picnic area. 
  • We encourage you to use the hand sanitisers around the venue. 
  • We have increased cleaning in indoor spaces, especially in areas of high contact. 
  • To help make the most of your visit, please download our trail which has lots of interesting facts about the fort. 


School visits

School visits

If you are looking to make a school or college group, booking please contact the Learning team who will be able to discuss your visit requirements directly with you. 


Your support

Your support

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