Army Flying Museum reopens with new social distancing measures

PUBLISHED: 13:44 16 July 2020 | UPDATED: 13:44 16 July 2020

Army Flying Museum (c) Anguskirk, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Army Flying Museum (c) Anguskirk, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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The Army Flying Museum has invited customers back in after a three-and-a-half month closure, on Monday 13 July, following extensive preparations to ensure the best practices are in operation for social distancing and cleanliness

Measures in place at the Middle Wallop-based attraction have seen it certified ‘Good to Go’ by VisitEngland.

These measures include pre-booking tickets, perspex screens in reception, a one-way system throughout the museum, hand sanitising stations and an enhanced cleaning rota, while the Apache Cafe is also operating a one-way system with a grab and go menu.

The closure of the Museum, following the Government announcement on 23 March that all venues of this nature would close immediately to the public, came within less than a year of its re-opening following a £2.6 million refurbishment, on 1 April 2019.

Lucy Johnson, CEO, said: “We have had to keep the soft play area closed, which is a blow to some of our visitors, and our trails are limited also, but we do offer children a free activity pack and our outdoor play area is open again.

“We have two sessions available for visitors each day, the first at 10am, the second at 1.30pm, and these are capped at 150 people.

“Visitors can still gift aid their admission, and will be given an annual pass for doing so, and we are still running our membership scheme with its discounts and unlimited entry, but all entrants still need to book their visiting times so we can control the numbers entering the building.”

For more information visit www.armyflying.com

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