The Government is relaxing the COVID-19 restrictions from 19th July 2021. Here at the Canalside Heritage Centre we are taking a cautious approach to full reopening as we want to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors. We are so excited to open the Heritage Centre more fully, but we please ask that you continue to respect everyone when visiting, as you all have throughout the last 16 months.

  • The wearing of face masks when visiting is now optional. Some of our staff and volunteers will still be wearing them, but it will be the choice of visitors if they wish to wear a mask.
  • Indoor seating is now available in the tearoom. As it is a small space we have limited the number of tables to ensure that there is a safe distance between groups. We ask that you please do not move tables and chairs.
  • Hand sanitising stations will be still be available and we recommend visitors use these when entering and exiting the building.
  • We are keeping the test and trace QR codes for visitors who wish to check in to the NHS app when arriving at the Heritage Centre.
  • There is no longer a one-way system and all public areas of the Heritage Centre are accessible to visitors except the exhibition spaces. We ask that you are respectful of others and still maintain social distancing.

Thank you for your continued support!