Following announcements relating to the Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s libraries, museums and the Cheshire Record Office will begin to reopen next month.
From 12 April, Storyhouse will reopen with normal hours and Ellesmere Port, Northwich, Neston, Lache, Upton, Frodsham and Winsford libraries on reduced hours for browsing and public computer access. An Order and Collect service will also be available from Ellesmere Port, Neston, Northwich, Storyhouse and Winsford Libraries.
The Council’s Head of Communities, Culture and Libraries, Rachel Foster said:
“Staff will be working hard to ensure everyone’s safety. Our museums, libraries, and the Cheshire Record Office have tested processes in place to ensure that all spaces are cleaned on a regular basis and visitors adhere to social distancing guidelines.
“We look forward to welcoming visitors back. Lookout in the press and on social media for details of activities taking place at a museum near you and online in the coming months with West Cheshire Libraries.”
Cheshire Record Office will reopen the public searchroom on 13 April, then open on an appointment basis from 10am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4pm, Tuesdays and Fridays. Requests to view archives must be made in advance by email: (firstname.lastname@example.org). Opening arrangements will be reviewed again in May.
Inquiries and digitization requests continue to be responded to and are unaffected. Further information can be found at http://www.cheshirearchives.org.uk.