Axminster Heritage Centre to reopen in August

  Posted: 17.07.20 at 11:35 by Becca Green

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Axminster’s Heritage Centre is to reopen from Saturday, August 1 providing an appreciation of the area’s past for local residents and an added attraction for visiting tourists.

New measures have been introduced to ensure the safety of visitors and volunteers at the heritage centre.

Manager Nigel Sadler commented: "Very few museums are open at this time and so we wanted to help support the local community to move forward as soon as possible.

"Guests can visit us safe in the knowledge that we are diligently following government and museum sector guidelines."

Reduced opening times have been introduced to allow a strict cleaning regime and entry to the centre will be controlled to limit numbers, to ensure two-metre social distancing can be maintained.

To help visitors enjoy their experience, trained volunteers and clear signage will guide guests through the exhibition, which has been designed for all the family.

Local residents enjoying learning about the history of Newenham Abbey

The new extended centre opened for the first time just last year with a modern display which tells the story of Axminster and the surrounding villages.

On the opening day - Saturday, August 1 - the centre will be open from 10am until 4pm. Thereafter, until further notice, at similar times every Tuesday and Thursday but on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm.

Full details can be found on the Axminster Heritage Centre website or email [email protected], call 01297 639884 Thursday/Friday or 07548 018 654.

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