A MUSEUM is reopening its doors this week with new health and safety measures.

Kirkleatham Museum, near Redcar, will open tomorrow with a one-way route in operation, new signage, hand sanitisers, contactless payment and an increased cleaning regime in all public areas.

Museum visitors are being asked to book tickets in advance and will be given time slots for arrival, to avoid the attraction becoming overcrowded.

Councillor Karen King, deputy leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, said: “Keeping visitors and staff at the museum safe is our priority and I would encourage visitors to use the online booking system to book tickets in advance and follow the new health and safety measures that are now in place at the museum.

“Museums and cultural attractions play a big role in the well-being of residents and visitors to the area and it is great news that Kirkleatham Museum, which is a treasure of artefacts and exhibitions, is reopening now it is safe to do so.”

The museum will be open Tuesday to Sunday between 10am and 4pm.

It will be closed on Sunday, July 26.

Current exhibitions include the World War One room, Steel Stories, Saxons, Gertrude Bell and the British Museum, Nordic by Nature Exhibition which will be exhibited at the museum until October 2020.

A range of online activity has been on offer to residents during lockdown including the Museum of Kindness and VE Day window dressings as well as stories and crafts available on the museum facebook page and youtube channel.

The playground and picnic area will also open on Wednesday, with visitors welcome to bring their own picnic to enjoy outside – weather permitting.

For further information please visit the Kirkleatham facebook page or www.redcarcleveland.co.uk/enjoy/kirkleatham-museum