We are pleased to say that the MWM zine, Conjuration has sold well and there are still a few copies left should you like to grab one. Issue 3 is due out late July. You can purchase a copy here :-

The MWM reopens on 17th May

The MWM reopens on 17th May

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Welcome Back! The MWM reopens on 17th May, after a closure of 18 Months.

We are returning with a new gallery, and 47 never before seen items on show throughout the Museum. We are also adopting – as many UK Museums are – online booking for the first time in our 70 year history.

From 17th May the Museum is open from Monday to Friday only. Closed weekends.

Dates for booking will be released in Summer Holiday season a week in advance, this is to treat everybody as fairly as possible. It will not be possible to book for August in July for example.

We are unable to accommodate any group bookings as present, except via the online system, which is designed to treat all visitors to the Museum equally.

Tickets are £7.00 (Adults) and £5.00 (Children) – the first price rise in 10 years! There are no concessions, taking into account the huge operating losses that the Museum sustained in 2020.

Current UK restrictions apply. See them here.

There will be a mandatory one way system in place.

A mask will be a requirement for the time being.

In common with previous years, there are no dogs except assistance dogs, and there are no cloakroom facilities. Please visit the loo before! There are toilets in the car park, five minutes walk from the museum.

MWM Reopening 2021

MWM Reopening 2021

UPDATE February 2021.

While we prepare the Museum for opening in May 2021, your webshop orders are most gratefully received. We despatch on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Please note that during the COVID19 Pandemic, or at other times, The Museum is unable to offer private tours under any circumstances.

We are working hard to prepare the Museum for reopening in line with UK Government guidelines.

Major factors for our 2020 closures were:-

-Our compact premises and front of house,

-Audience density, safety, and social distancing,

-Discomfort from mandatory queuing on wet weather days,

-Mandatory one way system affecting current disabled access and emergency exits,

-Diminished visitor experience overall.

In addition, we are most concerned by the emergence of localised spikes and outbreaks of COVID19 in places which lifted lockdown early. The MWM is a place which cherishes the lives of its visitors, patrons and staff and will not knowingly or willingly put them at risk. We continue to monitor the situation on a weekly basis.

Assessments are ongoing weekly in line with best practice. We will continue to update our audience, and further announcements will be made.

How you can help:-

For the time being, the best way to help is to visit our online shop! Your messages of support also mean a great deal to us.




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