Interactive map: Reopening museums across Ireland
26 Jun 2020
The reopening of Irish museums to the public is a very positive and welcome step as we emerge from this crisis and support the road to recovery. Our museums play a vital role in connecting people to their cultural heritage and identity, in public health and well-being, as learning centres, and are important drivers of our local economies.
However, in such a diverse sector it is natural that one size does not fit all.
Museums across the sector have been working extremely hard to prepare, placing the health and safety of staff and visitors as a primary concern, while also ensuring that the museum visit be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. This can take more time for some than others.
Many museums will be opening their doors throughout July and August, as they consider their individual requirements and resources. Some, regretfully, will not be reopening their doors until further in the future as they review the long-term financial implications of this period of closure.
We've reached out to museums across Ireland and asked them to let us know of the reopening dates of their galleries as they become confirmed and been gathered in an interactive map.
This resource will be updated regularly and museums can continue to contribute and update the IMA via a short questionnaire on this link.
We thank our museums for continuing to connect us during what has been 108 days of 'lockdown' for many and wish them every success in their road to reopening.
View 'Reopening museums across Ireland' map
Image taken at The Glucksman, Cork in 2019