Will HMM continue as normal despite the government’s recent announcements on 9th Sep?
Headstone Manor and Museum can continue operating as a Covid Secure venue after the Government announcement of exemptions on the 09/09/2020.
Workshops, activities and museum visits can continue, and form part of the exemption list published by the Government. This can be found here
Classes / Workshops can host more than 6 people as they form part of the exemption list as a formal activity. Once the formal activity is over the group is unable to be more than six as this would now be considered social.
What are the current opening times?
Headstone Manor & Museum is now open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm. These opening times are always under review and we hope to open the museum more soon (whilst considering government guidelines and ensuring customer and staff safety)
What covid-19 measures do you have in place at the venue?
Headstone Manor & Museum is a certified Covid secure venue. There are several new measures put into place on site to ensure that the possibility of transmission of Covid-19 is reduced as much as possible. These include:
- Sanitising cleaning measures
- New maximum capacity of the site (based on 2m social distancing)
- A one way system across the entire site and in The Manor House
- Track and Trace details recorded upon entry
- We have removed of our interactive touch screens and ask you to not touch any of the displays during your visit
- The implementation of hand sanitiser stations at entry & exit points
Do i need to pre-book?
You DO NOT need to book for general musuem visits. Simply turn up and enjoy. However, YOU DO need to pre-book for any events or workshops taking place in-person. Instructions on how to do so are available on each events deciated web event which can be found here.
Do i need to wear a face covering when visiting?
Yes! Anyone over the age of 12 must wear a face covering when visiting Headstone Manor & Museum, especially when inside The Manor House. please let a member of our team know If you have a valid medical exemption.
Are the toilets and baby changing facilities available?
The public toilets located just outside of our grounds will be open during museum opening times as stated above. These toilets are maintained by Harrow Council. Baby changing facilities and accessible toilets are available to visitors. Please speak with a member of staff if you need to use these facilities.
Is The Moat Café open and can I dine in?
The Moat Café is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-15:00, serving a reduced menu for takeaway service only via contactless payment. To ensure that the possibility of contact is kept to an absolute minimum, no access into the building itself or it’s WC will be permitted. Customers are to place orders with a friendly member of staff stationed outside of the Café. The order will then be prepared and set onto a table along with a contactless card machine for payment.
Are you holding in person events again?
We are pleased to be hosting in-person events on site again. To ensure the safety of both our visitors and staff, the following measures are in place:
- When booking an event, you must provide a contact number for contact track and trace purposes
- You must wear a face mask when on site or taking part in an event
- Please arrive at the venue ahead of time and queue observing 2m distancing from other attendees
- If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, you must not attend your event and seek medical advice.
I can’t visit in person but would like to know more or get involved, can I?
You can still learn about the history of Harrow from the safety of your own home with our online events and online resources. You can visit our What’s On page to explore our online events or see our Online Learning page to discover an array of online resources for all ages. We will continue to offer online alternatives for the foreseeable future.
Is Headstone park and playground open?
Significant ground works continue across Headstone Manor & Museum and Headstone Park with several areas currently closed to the public. However, the children’s public playground is now open!