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)
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