The Higgins Bedford closed during National Lockdown Image Bedford Borough Council

Following announcements from the Government regarding new national restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus, The Higgins Bedford will temporarily close from Thursday 5 November until at least Wednesday 2 December 2020.

To help slow the spread of coronavirus, museums are among the venues being asked to close, alongside non-essential shops and leisure centres. The Higgins Bedford will be getting in touch with anyone who has booked a ticket to visit the museum during this time.

Cllr Doug McMurdo, portfolio holder for Leisure and Culture, said:

“We were really pleased to be able to reopen The Higgins Bedford earlier this year following the lockdown in spring, opening new exhibitions and displaying more of our fantastic collections.

“The museum will be posting content from its collections on social media throughout this second lockdown, and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.

“Until then, the Council urges everyone to follow the guidance; stay at home, protect the NHS, and save lives.”

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