Guidance for reopening your museum

Author: Emma Halford-Forbes, Industrial Museums Scotland Coordinator

We’re working on resources that we hope will help our members feel better prepared to reopen.

And further resources from elsewhere in the sector:

  • The Association of Independent Museum has created a great resource to go alongside the English guidance for museums reopening - find out more. This is already pretty applicable to Scotland, though it may get properly adapted in due course. This is the best and most digestable reopening guidance I've seen yet.
  • Bletchley Park has produced a great risk assessment here 

The Scottish Government guidance for reopening the hospitality sector is here. The museum, galleries and heritage guidance is due out next week, but in the meantime this guidance gives an excellent guide as to how to make plans.

There’s a blog here about volunteers in museums – more resources to follow.

We’ve been involved in various discussions about responsibilities to paid staff. If you haven’t done so already, it would be wise to take some human resource advice. Here are some links:*

There’s been an amount of chat about hand sanitiser units. At either end of the scale there’s this and this.*

We will update these resources and will add more as we get feedback and as the sector continues to plan to reopen. Please get in touch if you have something to add!


*Note: External links published here does not indicate our endorsement.