Staying safe

We’re working hard to keep you and our staff safe in the gallery.

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Exhibition visitors wearing facemasks


Staying safe in our gallery

Wear a face covering

  • Unless you are exempt, please ensure your nose and mouth are covered when visiting the Manby Gallery.

Keep a distance

  • Allow plenty of space between you and other people not in your booked group.

Wash your hands regularly

  • Our hand sanitising dispensers will be placed throughout your journey in the exhibition. You should also make use of our ordinary hand-washing facilities.

Stay at home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms

  • Please stay at home if you have a high temperature, new or persistent cough, or any other COVID-19 symptom.

How we’re keeping you safe

Enhanced cleaning

  • We’re providing hand sanitisers throughout the gallery, in addition to our existing hand-washing facilities.
  • Our gallery is cleaned regularly with hospital-grade products

Limited numbers

  • We’re operating at limited capacity in the gallery to ensure you’re able to stay socially distanced from other visitors.
  • We’re adding signage in the exhibition to help you keep at a safe distance from others not in your group.

Modified exhibits

  • We’ve limited physical interaction with our displays, and provided hand sanitiser at all touchpoints.
  • We’ve removed any shared headphones and replace them with speakers or QR codes where you can access audio content.

Track and Trace

  • We are participating in NHS Track and Trace through our online booking form and offering a Track and Trace QR code/sign-in for drop-in visitors.

Staff safety

  • Our highly-trained staff are wearing face coverings, taking weekly PCR tests, and are social distancing within the building.