Visiting Summerlee and Staying Safe

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There is no need to book general admission tickets for Summerlee Museum.

If you’re part of a school group or group of ten or more people, please call the museum on 01236 638460 to arrange your visit.

Summerlee Museum is free to visit and open Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm.

We’ve outlined everything you need to know before your visit. Please ensure you read the information carefully.

If you have a question about our service, please visit our frequently asked questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please call 01236 638460 during opening hours (Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm).

Please be aware we’ll do our best to answer all calls but have limited resources so it may not always be possible.


We’ve implemented a number of changes to the museum and gallery experience:

  • We continue to follow the latest government guidelines in relation to coronavirus. As part of this, we encourage our visitors to wear a face covering in indoor public places (unless exempt). Our staff continue to wear face coverings (unless exempt).
  • We are maintaining a two-metre social distance throughout the site.
  • We’re providing hand sanitising facilities around the museum.
  • Our shop and café are open. We will accept cashless payments only.
  • Our café is serving a reduced menu with socially distanced tables indoors and outdoor picnic tables available.
  • Our interactive exhibits will remain closed to visitors to safely uphold social distancing measures and limit visitors’ contact with hard or shared surfaces. We have also removed our indoor seating.
  • We’ll be managing toilet facilities to control the number of people in and out and ensuring regular enhanced cleaning takes place.
  • We will be offering suggested routes to keep areas flowing and prevent overcrowding in popular spaces.
  • We’ve installed lots of guidance on hygiene, social distancing, and safety measures as friendly reminders to everyone on how to enjoy their day – these include floor stickers to emphasise two-metre distancing and supporting signage.
  • Enhanced cleaning arrangements may mean a wait for some things, such as toilets, lifts or access to certain areas. Please be patient and be respectful to our staff.