Members may be wondering how the Museum is coping under the pressure of the Government restrictions in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, as part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, has placed all non-essential personnel on furlough and its doors have closed temporarily. Our understanding is that all front of house staff are being sent home but will receive support in accordance with Government policy.
For the Submarine Museum, this means that the Facilities Team will be checking the site daily during the week and will continue with maintenance. We understand that the General Manager will be responsible for weekend checks.
The Friends Committee believes that NMRN policy is to minimise costs during the shutdown period whilst keeping its sites and collections safe. This policy is expected to cover a means of regenerating the business once restrictions are eased.
As is the case for the museum sector nationally, these are tough times. The committee will keep you informed as the crisis develops and more information becomes available.
Further information can be found on the NMRN website at: https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/site-attractions/plan-your-visit/coronavirus.