Wednesday 18 March | Jen Forster
We’ve been listening to the latest guidance from the UK government for the public to limit contact with other people in social spaces in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so we’ve taken the decision to temporarily close our venue to visitors.
This hasn’t been an easy decision to make but we’ll be following the scientific advice and playing our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in order to keep people safe and ease the pressure on our health services.
Our closure is a preventative measure only; we're not aware of any specific risk to our visitors or staff in relation to the pandemic.
We passionately believe in the importance of curiosity, science and collaboration within society, and those are values we’re keen to promote during this challenging time for us all. So even though our building will be temporarily closed for a while, we’ll be looking into programmes and activities which can still be enjoyed remotely during this unprecedented time, more information on that to follow – do check out our website and social media channels.
Chief Executive Donna Speed said: “We have a responsibility to our staff, volunteers, visitors and wider community to look after their health and safety. And as a charity, we need to make sure that we can continue our mission when this public health crisis all passes; curiosity is a great tool to help address educational inequality, so we need to ensure that we’re still here and in the best position for our audiences when the time is right. This is an unprecedented time for us all, so we’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone for their support.”
Visitors - For any ticket holders, all tickets can be rescheduled to a later date, so do email email@example.com or call the Bookings line on 0117 915 1000 (9-5 Monday - Friday) to rearrange. Alternatively, instead of a refund, you can also ask for the cost of your tickets to be donated, which will go towards supporting the charitable mission of We The Curious.
Members – we're directly contacting our Members and will be offering a range of options to their membership.
Schools bookings - any existing schools bookings can be moved to a more suitable time, or cancelled entirely with no cancellation fee – please get in touch with our Education team on 0117 915 7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org to rearrange.
As soon as we’re able to reopen, we’ll post updates on our website and social media channels.
Thanks to everyone for your support, we look forward to welcoming you all back when the time is right.
Our building is closed right now, but that doesn't mean we can't still be curious. Come back every Monday during lockdown for a new science activity, designed specially for KS2 children out of school.
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The planetarium is temporarily closed alongside We The Curious.