The Atkinson

COVID-19: Limited Reopening Times & Services

The Atkinson has reopened with reduced visiting times and limited services.

You can now visit the Library, Box Office, Museum, Gallery, Shop and A Great Little Place café at The Atkinson. 

Temporary Opening Times

Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sundays & Bank Holidays Closed

As with other public services, we are limiting the number of visitors allowed into The Atkinson, please expect to queue to enter the building.

You are also required to provide NHS Test & Trace details on arrival. These details are kept securely for 21 days and held only for the purpose of contacting people who may have been exposed to a confirmed case of Covid-19 when they have been identified as visiting The Atkinson.  As Sefton Council are the Public Health Authority, we will fully support the programme by allowing in only those willing to give their details.

It is mandatory to wear protective face coverings throughout the building, unless you are eating in the cafe. 

When you enter The Atkinson, sanitise your hands and follow the directional signage on the floor. Please limit your visit to a maximum of one hour per day and adhere to social distancing measures throughout the building.

Toilet facilities are available for visitors to The Atkinson.

Seating areas have been temporarily removed. Please ask a member of staff if you need assistance.

Library – The library offer will be limited to a lending service and essential tasks only. All public group engagements, including story & rhyme time, are temporarily on hold. Maximum capacity of 20 visitors at a time in the Library.

Box Office – The Atkinson’s Theatre and Studio remain closed, the Box Office team are available to help with booking enquiries, refunds and exchanges. Please use contactless payments where possible.

Museum & Gallery – There is a one-way system in place around the museum and galleries and the interactive displays have been temporarily removed. Free entry. Booking not required. Maximum capacity of 10 visitors at a time in the Museum and 30 visitors at a time in the Gallery.

Shop – In the shop, please refrain from handling items unnecessarily and be aware of social distancing in this small space.

Cafe – A Great Little Place will be offering a takeaway service from the external café door with a reduced menu and limited outdoor seating.

Theatre & Studio – In line with national guidance on performance spaces, the theatre & studio will remain closed until further notice.

We appreciate your support in following guidance from staff, ensuring a safe environment is maintained at all times.


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Last Updated on 11 September 2020

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