Dublin museums, galleries and cultural attractions to close from midnight, Friday 18 September.

18 Sep 2020

The Government of Ireland has announced today (Friday) that all museums, galleries and cultural attractions across the county of Dublin will close from midnight on 18 September 2020, as Level 3 of the Framework for Restrictive Measures are implemented.

Additional restrictions include:

  • People should work from home unless absolutely necessary.
  • Organised outdoor cultural events will be limited to 15 people.
  • Libraries will be available for e-services and call and collect only.

Dublin will remain at Level 3 for a period of 3 weeks, until Friday 9 October, at which point the situation will be reviewed by the government, based on the status of the virus and the pertinent public health advice.

In a Government announcement this evening, Taoiseach Michéal Martin said that an additional €5 million package has been agreed to support those affected in the arts, culture, sports and tourism sectors in Dublin will be made available to the arts & culture sector in Dublin.

The Irish Museums Association would like to acknowledge the hard work and efforts of our members to provide a safe space for visitors and respite during these difficult times, adapting their programmes and offerings to ensure that visitors had a positive experience.

We are fully aware of how distressing this development is and send solidarity to our Dublin-based members, colleagues and friends across the affected sectors.

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