This is the twentieth post since we closed in March, so I thougth I would start with thanking everyone who contributed to the blog during the closure period and helped to ensure that what (I think!) is a popular site within Beamish’s social media portfolio, could be maintained, even broadened in its content.
This Thursday the first visitors at Beamish, post-lockdown, and so a great deal of work and preparation has been underway in advance of this. In terms of transport, we are not, at present, able to operate any of the transport on site, but plans are being developed for the day we are able to do so.
Transport and retail at Beamish
Matthew and Alison, who are developing our online retail offer have shared the link below, which may be of interest to readers – please remember each purchase does support the museum! This is an initial range and there are plenty of ideas to add further products (and a few more books) to the range in the future…
Around the site…
In preparation for reopening, extensive work has been carried out around the museum to prepare it and ready it for a COVID-19 Secure future. Many counters, where transactions are processed, food served or prolonged encoutners between staff and visitors take place have been fitted with glass screens. These bespoke, toughened glass, installation should provide durable and fairly discreet physical barriers and have been specified to include timber bases and brass or polished fittings where appropriate.