The city’s Edwardian House, set in 43 acres of spectacular outdoor green spaces off Finchfield Road (WV3 9LQ), will be operating a revised opening schedule of Saturday and Sunday (11am until 5pm).
There will be a booking system in place where visitors will be asked to book a time slot for a self guided 20 minute tour, so that visitors can enjoy the house in a safe way. Slots are not available to book in advance and can be booked on the day at reception. Entrance and booking is free, but donations are encouraged. Visitors will be allowed entry in family groups and will be the only group allowed in the museum for the duration of their visit.
A number of social distancing measures have also been put in place, as well as health check questions on arrival, and track and trace as required by the NHS. There will be a separate entrance and exit and a one way route around the house. Face coverings will need to be worn whilst in the area and sanitisation stations will be available. There will be an alternative accessible route available for those who need it.
A video can also be viewed at Wolverhampton Arts & Culture to outline what to expect when you visit.
On the opening day, the Courtyard Café, will be introducing table service, where visitors can dine in for one hour, with a maximum of 4 people per table. Walk ins are welcome, but subject to availability, or you can call 01902 556345 to book a table in advance.
Bantock Courtyard Café summer opening is Monday to Sunday (9am until 5pm). Last drinks orders will be 4.30pm.
Councillor Stephen Simkins, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “I am delighted to announce that Bantock House Museum is opening to the public again this weekend and that visitors can dine in and enjoy the tasty treats on offer.
“The house and grounds are an asset to the city and set in a spectacular location on Finchfield Road, where the Bantock family history and city manufacturing history can be explored.
“In line with Government guidance a number of social distancing measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.
“I do hope residents will take this opportunity to indulge in art again, explore the collection and historical items we have on show and even take a stroll around the park.
“Bins are provided around the park and visitors are asked to use them. If the bins are full then please take your rubbish home with you.”
Also from Saturday, visitors will be able to enjoy table service at the West Park Tea Rooms where visitors can dine in for one hour with a maximum of 4 people per table. Walk ins are welcome, but subject to availability, or you can call 01902 555122 to book a table in advance.
West Park Tea Rooms opening times are Monday to Sunday (10am to 4.30pm). Last drink orders will be 4pm.