Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Behind the Scenes of the Museum

Thursday 20 May - Sunday 25 July
University of Nottingham Museum


Pending an anticipated Government announcement early next week, we expect to open booking for this event on Tuesday 18 May‚Äč.

Admission free – advance booking required
Maximum five people per 30-minute timeslot

Open Thursday-Sunday, 12noon-4pm
Closed Monday-Wednesday

The University of Nottingham Museum displays an introduction to 250,000 years of regional archaeology. One of the greatest strengths of the collection is that it reflects everyday life during this long period of time. Topics include food and drink, personal adornment, production and beliefs.

The Museum is reopening with a new exhibition that looks Behind the Scenes of the Museum. This exhibition will show how the Museum collections are cared for and the many different ways they are used. This includes conservation work, community research and work with schools.

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A good snapshot of life in the East Midlands through time."

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Fascinating display of local archaeology."

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Safety Information

The safety of our visitors, staff and students is our priority. Here's what we're doing to help keep everyone safe, and what you can do to help.

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For your safety and the safety of others, face coverings must be worn in all of our buildings at all times. Read our list of exemptions. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If no tissue is available, use your elbow.

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The number of visitors permitted in our spaces has been reduced. Please follow the signposted one-way routes and respect social distancing throughout our venues.

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Please do not visit Lakeside if you or anyone you live with is feeling unwell or have a loss of smell, temperature, consistent cough or loss of taste.

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Hand sanitiser is available at regular intervals throughout our venues. We ask that you sanitise your hands upon entering and leaving our venues.

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The frequency of our cleaning throughout our venues has been increased, including toilets and other facilities.

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We are currently only accepting contactless payments. Cash will not be accepted. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Protective screens are in place at key touchpoints throughout our buildings. All staff are required to wear face coverings inside our buildings, except those that meet one or more of our exemptions criteria.


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It is now law that all visitors entering our venues are required to either scan in prior to entry using the NHS contact tracing app or provide their name and contact details to the venue for contact tracing purposes. To help protect you, loved ones and other visitors to Lakeside, please download the official NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.

More information about visiting Lakeside and the measures we have in place are available on in the Visit Us section of our website.

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