The People’s Museum of Limerick is set to reopen to the public on Monday, June 29.
The Peoples Museum to Reopen at the End of the Month
The People’s Museum of Limerick is set to reopen to the public on Monday, June 29. The museum, run by Limerick Civic Trust, has become a cornerstone of the city’s heritage and tourism offering since its establishment last summer. Filled with items donated by the people of Limerick, with a regularly-changing schedule of visiting exhibitions, staff are working behind the scenes to ready the historic townhouse at 2 Pery Square for the opening of the newly-painted green door at the end of the month.
David O’Brien, CEO of Limerick Civic Trust said: “We are greatly looking forward to opening the doors of the museum again to the public. The restrictions put on the people due to COVID-19 have been difficult for everyone, but we see huge opportunity in this new reopening phase that we are entering into. We have always maintained that the city’s heritage and tourist attractions should be as much, if not more, for the people of Limerick, as they are for visitors from outside. With a new focus on the domestic market going forward, we hope that all heritage attractions will use this as an opportunity to throw open their doors to the community in which they live. In the People’s Museum, we have always found this to be a most sustainable approach, and we look forward to continuing in that tradition from the 29th of June onwards.”
The enormous size of the building, which is spread over seven floors and includes a large garden, means that physical distancing will not be a problem, added Dr Rose Anne White, curator at the museum. “We are focused on the safety of everyone who visits or works in the building, and to that end we are implementing a one-way system, online booking to control numbers and avoid the use of cash, and lots of space around our latest exhibits, so that they can be enjoyed by the people of Limerick. Serendipitously, we also happen to house the biggest table in Limerick, should anyone require a venue for a physically-distanced business meeting!”
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