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Turner Contemporary in Margate announces reopening date

Turner Contemporary in Margate has announced it will reopen next month.

The world famous gallery has been closed since March 18, in line with government restrictions.

Turner Contemporary in Margate is reopening later in July Picture: Hutton & Crow
Turner Contemporary in Margate is reopening later in July Picture: Hutton & Crow

It will now reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 22, with its exhibition, We Will Walk - Art and Resistance in the American South, and Place, Space and Who by Barbara Walker, which it has been running a virtual tour of during lockdown.

Managers say there will be a one-way system and visitors will need to pre-book their visits once it does reopen its doors.

In a statement, they said: "In order to reopen, we have been working hard behind the scenes on delivering a comprehensive operational plan which safeguards the health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors, artists and partners in line with government guidance and best practice."

Turner Contemporary in Margate Picture: Benjamin Beker (37531939)
Turner Contemporary in Margate Picture: Benjamin Beker (37531939)

The gallery will be open Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm, until Sunday, September 6. Details of how to book slots to visit will be released in the coming weeks.

Freeman Vines & His Hanging Tree Guitars, part of the exhibition Turner Contemporary will reopen with Picture: Timothy Duffy
Freeman Vines & His Hanging Tree Guitars, part of the exhibition Turner Contemporary will reopen with Picture: Timothy Duffy

During lockdown, gallery staff have also delivered resources and art materials to hundreds of people through food banks and with partners, and created online workshops with artists. Find out more at turnercontemporary.org

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