Sleaford’s national craft and design centre to reopen from lockdown

Sleaford’s National Centre for Craft and Design is set to reopen on Saturday July 25.

Going ahead this month - the NCCD extension. EMN-200622-174229001
Going ahead this month - the NCCD extension. EMN-200622-174229001

After months of lockdown, the government has finally given the green light for museums and indoor visitor attractions to reopen and the NCCD will be opening from 10am-4pm and then every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the same revised hours until further notice.

Audience feedback from a recent survey is helping the management team shape reopening plans and they say they are working hard to make sure when visitors come back to NCCD, they will be able to enjoy a safe and fantastic visit.

They will be following all Government guidance and advice to stop the spread of the virus. Information about the new safety measures in place and what to expect can be found on their website.

The upcoming programme of exhibitions and events has changed and details can be found on the website and social media.

Mark Bowery, marketing co-ordinator said: “We will re-open with our Main Gallery exhibition Body and Mind: Seen and Unseen and our Window Collection exhibitions by Ellie Turner: Props for Play, Laura Mabbutt: My Beloved Monsters and Dr Lois Pittman: The Fabric of Wellbeing.

“Our roof gallery is now closed and we’ll open a new ground floor gallery in 2021.

“Our much loved shop and café will be open for business however, we will be operating a reduced take away menu in our café until further notice.”

He added: “NCCD looks very different now and it will be changing every day as our exciting major refurbishment has started.”

New entrance and exit routes are in place and access around the NCCD is extremely limited.

Keep an eye on the website and social media channels as they will be sharing plans and updates in the run up to the re-opening weekend.