The National Railway Museum has released a statement announcing its temporary closure from 17 March.
Following detailed discussions with the Government, the museum is closing until further notice, but are inviting people to access their incredible collections online.
In a statement, the National Railway Museum said: “Our mission is to inspire futures. But right now we need to focus on today and on the health and welfare of our visitors and colleagues as the nation comes together to deal with the threat of coronavirus.
“Following discussions with the Government we have decided that from this evening (17 March) and until further notice, we will close all five of our museums in the Science Museum Group to the public.
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“While our doors will be closed for a while, our incredible collection – and the inspirational stories it contains – remains open to you online. We’ll also put our creativity to use in finding new ways to ignite your curiosity and lift your spirits during some difficult days ahead.
“Given the uncertainty we are all facing, we don’t yet know when our museums will reopen. If you have tickets to upcoming events, we’ll be in contact soon.”
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