The Higgins Bedford is reopening following the easing of national restrictions

But you'll need to book your slot in advance

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 4:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 4:22 pm

The Higgins Bedford is reopening its doors next week - but expect to see a few changes.

The museum will return to its usual opening hours of Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 2-5pm from next Tuesday (May 18).

However, there will be a reduction in capacity at the museum to ensure people can socially distance. Visitors will need to book a free timed entry ticket online in advance or by calling 01234 718044 (line open 11am-3pm Monday-Friday).

The Higgins Bedford

Everyone visiting The Higgins Bedford must wear a face covering, except for children under 11 or for the legitimate reasons set out in Government guidance. Visitors must only visit in groups of up to six people or two households.

Some of the new displays include Four Figures Waiting by Barbara Hepworth, an exciting partnership with East London Foundation NHS Trust, and Under the Same Sky which features works from JMW Turner, Alfred Sisley, Paul Nash, Edouard Manet and Eric Ravilious

Cllr Doug McMurdo, portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “It’s fantastic news that we can now announce the reopening of The Higgins Bedford, following the Government announcement of the next step in the roadmap.

“There is lots to see and do at The Higgins Bedford, with the return of exhibitions that sadly had to close early due to the lockdown, and new things to explore."

Four Figures Waiting by Barbara Hepworth