Coronavirus (COVID-19) We are: Reopening our buildings

As lockdown restrictions ease we are now able to have more libraries open, more time to browse, more books to borrow and more IT access.

Health and safety has been at the heart of preparations as we work hard to make sure visitors, staff and volunteers remain safe as further library services are re-introduced. Controlling the spread of the virus is critical and we are asking visitors to be kind and think of others, continue to wear face coverings if you can, and give each other space. Search for library locations and opening times

You can also continue to access the vast range of e-book and e-audio titles available through our E-Library. A vast array of online groups, activities and resources are all listed in useful resources .

The home library service is also running.

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Museums, galleries and history

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We will continue to do everything we can to ensure that all of our visitors and staff feel safe in our museums. This is following industry best practice and guidance issued by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

  • We recommend that everyone continues to wear face-coverings (unless exempt) when visiting our sites.
  • We are keeping social distancing in place by limiting capacity in all of our rooms and maintaining some of our one-way systems.
  • We will continue to make hand sanitiser available for those that want to use it.

If you are feeling unwell or displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, please help keep everyone safe by staying at home.

We are all keen for life to return to normal but everyone's journey is different. Thank you for being understanding of others who may not feel safe to visit us if our Covid-safe measures are reduced.

Huddersfield Art Gallery is currently closed.

Check individual museums for their opening times.

Activity continues online. Please visit Kirklees Museums and Galleries Facebook and Kirklees Museums and Galleries Twitter for updates.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are slowly starting to allow events and activities in our parks. We need at least 8 weeks notice before your event is due to take place.

Please contact before assuming you can hold an event.


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