Museum to Reopen on 6 August

The River & Rowing Museum is delighted to announce that they will re-open their doors on 6 August, Thursday to Monday 10am to 4pm, with a special ticketed offer to see the final run of the acclaimed Gertrude Hermes exhibition, outdoor self-led riverbank trails, a shop with a wide range of local produce and a much-missed café.

Sarah Posey, Director of the Museum said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to announce the reopening of our museum. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back! During the Museum’s closure in lockdown we’ve had a team working hard behind the scenes to prepare for the safe return of our visitors, staff and volunteers. Every single member of our team is committed to ensuring that your visit to the Museum on its reopening is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.”

The Museum celebrates this important moment with a wonderful opportunity to catch the stunning art exhibition, Art of the Wild: Gertrude Hermes and the Natural World, cut short before lockdown. This exhibition has been organised by the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

Visitor safety is the Museum’s highest priority. The team not only promises a warm welcome but will be adhering to government guidelines to ensure the safety and comfort of visitors, staff and volunteers. Limiting visitor numbers will enable safe social distancing, hand sanitiser will be available and only contactless or card payments will be accepted. Friendly staff will be on hand to support visitors to have a great time and stay safe.

David Worthington, Chair of Trustees commented,  “Since March, the Museum has had zero income and our forward projections suggest we will be considerably down for at least six months. Consequently, we have been adjusting many operational aspects of the organisation. These include opening for five days a week and with shorter hours to enable additional cleaning. Staff, volunteers, supporters and Trustees have risen to the many challenges and I want to thank them for their hard work thus far.”