***Now open – we can’t wait to see you!***

Temp Opening Hours:

Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

***Please note, Weston Park Museum will be closed on Mondays from 2nd November (except in school holidays)***

Please pre-book your visit (a limited number of walk-up visits will also be available)

Free Entry
Donations Welcome

Weston Park Museum
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TP

Frequently Asked Questions: Weston Park Museum

Does everyone have to wear a face covering?

Everyone who is able is required to wear a face covering when visiting the museum, in line with Government guidance.

Children under 11 and visitors with medical exemptions do not need to wear a face covering – find out more about exemptions here. It will not be necessary to show proof of your exemption to enter the gallery.

Are your toilets open?

Yes, the toilets at Weston Park Museum are open in a limited capacity.

To support social distancing, there are three toilets open: two in the foyer and one in the main thoroughfare – all of them are gender neutral and accessible.

Socially-distanced queue markers are in place by the toilets.

Enhanced cleaning is taking place throughout the day.


Are your baby changing facilities open?

Yes, our baby change facilities are open as normal.

Enhanced cleaning is taking place throughout the day.


Is there a buggy park?

Yes, pushchairs can be left in the museum foyer.


Are lockers available?

Yes, a limited number of lockers are available.


Will it be busy?

To help keep everyone safe, we’re strictly limiting the numbers of visitors in the building at any one time. This will ensure visitors have plenty of space to enjoy the exhibitions and displays whilst comfortably maintaining social distancing.


Do I have to pre-book?

To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend pre-booking your free visit to the Weston Park Museum.

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In addition to pre-booking, we are still accommodating some walk-up visits, although capacity is strictly limited. If you haven’t booked, when you arrive we’ll ask you check-in using the NHS COVID-19 app - if you dont have the app, we'll just ask for some brief contact information to support the NHS Test & Trace programme.

Is there a one-way system?

To help the flow of visitors, we've introduced a one-way route around the building, but in each gallery you’ll be able to move around the displays freely. To ensure everyone has space to comfortably maintain social distancing in each of the galleries, we’ve limited the capacity in the building.


Have you removed the interactives?

To help keep everyone safe, some of the interactives have been removed or will be unavailable for a little while. These include the dressing-up costumes, books, headsets, the ‘build a pyramid’ in the Ancient Egypt gallery, the butcher’s shop and fruit and veg toys in Sheffield Life & Times, as well as the microscope and telescope in What on Earth. Others, like the Beat the Beasts game and the new Sheffield Stories bus will still be available – you’ll see staff cleaning them regularly.


Does your air conditioning just recirculate air?

No. We’ve made some changes to our air handling system – for the foreseeable future the system will continuously be bringing fresh air into the building.

Is there a limit on how long my visit can last once I enter the building?

Once inside you are not limited to the amount of time you can spend in the museum, but if you are booking for later session please be aware the museum will close at 4pm.

Is there anywhere we can eat in the museum?

The museum café, Ambulo, is now open with a limited menu and socially-distanced indoor and outdoor seating.

The museum’s Picnic Space on the 1st floor is availlable via ticketed entry to help manage numbers - just ask a member of staff in the foyer for your free ticket.

We are operating a pass-out system to give you time to enjoy a picnic in the park or to get food from elsewhere. Just ask a member of staff in the museum foyer for a pass-out token.

Food and drink is not permitted in the museum’s galleries.


Will there be seating in the museum?

Yes, the majority of benches and seating in the museum is still available.

 

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