by Don Clark
National Archives access in the COVID19 pandemic
The Corona Virus/COVID19 pandemic continues around the world.
In the Australian national assessment announced today, public restrictions here are likely to continue for at least 6 months.
With that in mind, I thought a quick check around Archives and the like for current access notices might be of assistance
Closed to visitors until further notice from 19:00 today (Tuesday 17 March).
Details, refunds see https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/…avirus-update/
All physical sites closed with effect from the end of today (Tuesday 17 March) until further notice. Includes Duxford.
Details, refunds see https://www.iwm.org.uk/coronavirus-faqs
London, Cosford: closed until at least 20 May
Details, refunds, rebooks https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus.aspx
Physical sites in London and Boston Spa closed for the time being. Public events suspended
Public events cancelled, offices open for visit, research except South Australia
Australian War Memorial
No Public ANZAC Day Dawn Service or Marches. National broadcast of private AWM service
Research Centre remains open at present but see AWM home page
Australian National Library
Remains open to readers and visitors, with on site public programs suspended until further notice
Library and Archives Canada
Closed until further notice
Canadian War Museum
National museums closed across Canada to visitors and all other groups, effective Saturday, March 14 and until further notice.
Popup Banner on https://www.warmuseum.ca/
Auckland War Memorial and Museum
Remains open, with restricted public tours/events,
Home page header https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/
Details inc refunds https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/servi…lerts/covid-19
Remain open at present: Do not visit if unwell.
Home page header: https://archives.govt.nz/search-the-archive
NZ National Library
Some events suspended, otherwise open. Do not visit if unwell.
May require updates in coming weeks. Welcome to add others.
May you all fare well.