Museum reopens on 25th Aug

Published on 20 August 2020

Event in Bedford Town Centre

After being closed for five months, The Higgins Bedford will be reopening to the public on Tuesday 25th August.

Visitors will once again be able to enjoy displays telling the story of the local area, alongside nationally significant collections of art and design. They will also be able to view the popular Dreams and Nightmares exhibition, featuring artworks selected from the Cecil Higgins Collection, which has been extended to Sunday 20 September 2020. 

New measures will be in place for the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff. This has included reducing the capacity of the museum to ensure people socially distance. Everyone visiting must wear a face covering, except for children under 11, or for the legitimate reasons set out in Government guidance. Customer toilet facilities will be open with clear queuing systems in place, and cleaning has been increased

Visitors will need to book a free, timed-entry tickets online by visiting or by calling 01234 718044 Mon-Fri 11 am - 3pm, from 24th August.

As well as being able to visit the galleries, the museum shop will be open while The Higgins Pantry café has already reopened its doors (opening times can be found at 

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