Visitor attractions now open again around the UK


07 September 2020
We take a look at the archives, libraries and museums that have reopened in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the UK-wide Covid-19 restrictions, visitor attractions around the UK are now reopening and are keen to welcome visitors once again. 

These attractions have been working hard to create a safe environment for visitors and really welcome our support as the UK emerges from lockdown.

The Jersey Archive

Address: Clarence Road, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4JY.

The Jersey Archive is the Island’s national repository with records from public institutions as well as private businesses and individuals covering the 14th-21st centuries.

The Archive is open by appointment on Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm and the third Saturday of the month from 9am-1pm. 

With vital family history records including church registers, Occupation and Aliens Registration Cards, wills and testaments and more Jersey Archive is a one stop shop for your family history needs.

Jersey Archives, St Helier

Many of these records have now been digitised and can be accessed at our Archives and Collections Online Catalogue here.

Occupation Registration Card of Harold Le Druillenec (the only British survivor at the liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp) 

Visit the Jersey Heritage website

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Discover London’s best kept secret, right in the heart of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage site.

Old Royal Naval College Grand Square (copyright Old Royal Naval College)

Explore the peaceful riverside location and Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic architecture. The stunning buildings and extensive grounds tell five centuries of remarkable history that lists an incredible cast of monarchs and famous British figures, from Henry VIII to Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson.  

Visit ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’, Sir James Thornhill’s breathtaking Baroque Painted Hall and its neighbour, the glorious Chapel of St Peter and St Paul. Escape the crowds and discover 40,000 square feet of awe-inspiring painted walls and ceiling. 

Enjoy the glorious architecture

For information on tours, the Black Greenwich Pensioners exhibition, and more visit the Old Royal Naval College website.

Beamish Museum, Co Durham

Tel 0191 370 4000

Black Country Living Museum, West Midlands

Tel 0121 557 9643

British Library, London

Tel 0330 333 1144

Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire

Tel 01926 645500

Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast

Tel 02890 741500

Derby Museum & Art Gallery, West Midlands

Tel 01332 641901

Ditchling Museum of Art, East Sussex

Tel 01273 844744

Dorset History Centre, Dorset

Tel 01305 250550

Hillsborough Castle & Gardens, Northern Ireland

Tel 0333 320 6000

Horniman Museum & Gardens, London

Tel 0208 699 1872

Houghton Hall, Norfolk

Tel 01485 528569

Imperial War Museum, London

Tel 0207 416 5000

Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury

Tel 01227 768664

Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Shropshire

Tel 01952 433424

National Museums, Liverpool

Tel 0151 478 4545

Natural History Museum, London

Tel 0207 942 5000

Natural Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

Tel 01924 848 806

RAF Museum, Cosford, Shropshire

Tel 01902 376200

RAF Museum, London

Tel 0208 205 2266

Royal Museums Greenwich, London

Tel 0208 858 4422

St Fagan's Museum, Cardiff

Tel 0300 111 2333

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Tel 01223 333 230

The Foundling Museum, London

Tel 0207 841 3600

The National Army Museum, London

Tel 0207 730 0717

Titanic Museum, Belfast

Tel 02890 766399

Tower of London, London

Tel 0203 166 6646

UK National Archives, London

Tel 0208 876 3444

Victoria & Albert, London

Tel 0207 942 2000