COVID-19 Information

The Museum is not currently open.  Work to finalise our Visitor Improvement and Energy Efficiencies project must be finished safely before we can.  This page will be updated as decisions are made. (Updated 07.07.20)

Updated: Tuesday 7 July 2020

We, like our Museum colleagues across Wales, await the First Minister’s announcement on 9 July.   We are keeping track of re-opening guidance from our English colleagues and Welsh accommodation and will make considered decisions about re-opening when Welsh Government dated guidance is given.  We really miss having you visit!  Keep an eye on our Facebook for posts on our collection and other news.

Friday 3 July 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Covid-19 resilience revenue funding from both Arts Council Wales and The Federation of Museum and Art Galleries of Wales.   Arts Council Wales have also provided support for online resilience projects.  We are immensely grateful to both organisations for this support, which ultimately means the survival of the Museum.

We are usually reliant only on admissions, events, project grants and private donations.   Our private donations have significantly reduced during Covid-19, and, not being to open for visitors or events or undertake projects, it’s been a tough couple of months.

Thanks to Arts Council Wales and The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales, the future is looking brighter.

Can you help our future?  You can do so here.  Thank you.

Thursday 14 May 2020

And no change … We are occasionally attending to the Museum exhibits and building.  No further news on when we might be able to open, but we are planning for enhanced cleaning and additional safety measures for when we can open.  Hope you are all keeping well and safe.

Update: Thursday 7 May 2020

We await this week’s announcement and hope that the measures announced may enable us to move safely forward with bringing the Museum back into a state where we can open.  We are having regular scenario discussions with our art movers.  

Friday 3 April 2020

Like everyone, we are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19 on our work at the Museum.  This new page is to inform everyone who was hoping to visit us this year.

You may know, we are a small team.  Where possible, we are working from home.  Where this is not possible, no working is occurring.  We are NOT coming into the Museum.

You may also know that we were undertaking a Visitor Improvement and Energy Efficiency project.  This project was only made possible with support from Welsh Government, Powys County Council, The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales and the Foyle Foundation.   This means that we have been moving around our sculptures and clearing out galleries to make space for decorators and electricians to install new LED lights and freshen our white walls.  Its results see us contributing to a Carbon Zero Wales.

We were just moving works back into position (our Alternative Miss World Host and Hostess Portraits 1973 to 1995 ARE back on the walls!) when we took the decision to stop as it was not possible to safely reinstall, keeping 2 metres apart.  And then national restrictions made that compulsory.

We will require social distancing measures to be relaxed before we can continue re-installing.  And we must be fully re-installed before we can re-open.

Like everyone, we don’t know when this will be.

We are working very hard to ensure the future of the Museum.  Please show us your support by following our Instagram and Facebook – do talk to us on there.  We hope to be on there a lot more often.  We also hope to be working on some interesting fundraising – like many others, we’ll need it.

You can still reach us through our contact page.

Please come back and visit our website too – we’ll update this page as we have more information.  We hope you are all keeping safe, well and distancing.