MUSEUM OF CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY COVID-19 VISITOR GUIDELINES
6.1 Free timed tickets must be booked in advance via https://www.tickets.museums.cam.ac.uk. Please do your best to arrive on time (or preferably 5 minutes early) as we are operating timed ticketing and we want to make sure that your arrival experience is as smooth as possible. Museums and galleries now have a legal duty to have systems in place to obtain contact details for NHS Test and Trace, and to display the QR code poster for the NHS Test and Trace App. If you have provided your details and opted to share these with Test and Trace on our ticketing system, the Museum is required to keep these details for 21 days after your visit.
6.2. When you arrive at the Museum of Classical Archaeology, please enter the Classics Faculty main entrance and come upstairs to the Cast Gallery where our team will be there to welcome you. If you are coming as a group, please meet outside the building and enter together.
6.3. In order to remain Covid-secure, you must wear a face covering (unless you're exempt due to medical grounds). We ask that you please maintain 2m social distancing and avoid forming groups
6.4. Hand sanitiser is available on arrival and at various points in the building.
6.5. Clear floor markings will help you move around the collection. We are operating a one way system through the Gallery and to always keep two metres away from others, especially when moving around the Bays.
6.6. If you feel unwell at any stage during your visit, please alert a member of staff immediately so we can assist you.
6.7. Check our Visit Us pages for information on how to get to us, our opening hours and transport options, and please read all the information below so we can help you have an enjoyable visit. Our opening hours are 11am-2pm Tuesdays to Fridays (last admission 1.25pm) Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.
6.8. We have racks for coats and bags on arrival, but we ask that you try to only bring belongs which you can carry with you around the museum - only hand-carry backpacks and small bags will be permitted.
6.9. There are toilets in the foyer as you arrive and on the exit route as you leave. We recommend you use them at the start or end of your visit.
6.10. There is no catering on the Museum site. Please do not bring food or drink into the galleries. We recommend nearby Coe Fen as a good place to have a picnic.
6.11. Please only use the lift if you have mobility issues or have a pushchair and only one household or social bubble at a time. If you require use of the lift, please stop at the Enquiries office at the entrance to the Classics Faculty or call 01223 330402, so that Museum staff can come down to assist you. Please note, it is a short walk to the lift and back to the Museum through the building.
6.12. Please do not smoke anywhere in the Museum building or grounds. This includes e-cigarettes.
6.13. Sketching is allowed in the galleries, as long as throughways and fire exits are not blocked. Please ask at the Front Desk when you arrive at the Museum and we will provide chairs. When sketching, please be aware of other visitors and make sure there is no risk to people or works in the gallery. No pastels, charcoal, ink or liquid colour, including oils, may be used.
6.14. You may take photographs in the public galleries for non-commercial, personal use only, providing you do not use a flash, protruding lenses, tripods or other specialist equipment, and take care not to inconvenience other visitors or put any of the works of art at risk. Please note that many works in the collection are subject to copyright and publication restrictions. In taking images during your visit, you take full responsibility for all copyright and other legal obligations relating to them.
6.15. In accordance with government guidelines, if you are feeling unwell, or are living with someone who is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 please delay your visit. You can find out more about the current guidelines at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
6.16. After your visit, you can exit the museum through the rear door behind the Farnese Hercules and follow the signage to exit the building. On weekdays, you may wish to time your departure so that it does not fall between five minutes to and five minutes past the hour, because this is when corridors will be most busy as students will be exiting and entering their classrooms elsewhere in the building. The recent pandemic has profoundly impacted the economic situation of the cultural sector, the Museum of Classical Archaeology included. If you are able, please consider making a donation at one of our contactless donation points which are placed at the exits. Your support has never been more important. Thank you.
Naturally the situation may change at short notice, and we will be following the latest government guidelines at all times, so please check back here before your visit for the most up-to-date visitor information.
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