CORONAVIRUS – Shropshire Museums

In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Shropshire Museums are asking its users to help prevent the spread of the virus and safeguard the health and wellbeing of its volunteers, staff and visitors.

We have considered our response in accordance with the advice and guidance given by Public Health England (PHE) and in line with the wider museums’ sector, as well as Shropshire Council.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (A persistent cough and/or fever), have been in physical contact with someone has COVID-19 or are self isolating, please do not come to the museum. This will protect other museum visitors who may be vulnerable.

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Transmission of the coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with coronavirus, via coughing, sneezing, or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is moderate at the current time. Shropshire wants to ensure we are doing all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 so we ask for your understanding and patience. We do not currently have plans to close our museums but are working with key local partners, this is under constant review.

This information will be updated as new information and Government advice becomes available.

Everyone is being reminded to follow this advice:


  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work and when you first arrive at the museum.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available (carry your own)
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


  • Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean


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