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Oriel Môn to re-open on August 5th

Posted on 31 July 2020

Oriel Môn will welcome back the public on Wednesday, August 5th, after the Welsh Government’s recent approval for all galleries and museums to reopen.

Following recent government announcements regarding the re-opening of museums and galleries in Wales, plans have been devised for a phased reopening of Oriel Môn, Llangefni.

A great deal of time has been spent planning the phased reopening of the gallery in Llangefni with careful focus on the safety of both staff and visitors.

Initially, on Wednesday August 5th, Oriel Mon will re-open its shop and on-site cafe ‘Caffi Dewi’ will be offering a takeaway service.

The main exhibition galleries will open two weeks later on Wednesday, August 19th.

Staff have been working hard to ensure the Oriel can reopen safely – but there will be some changes to your visit.

These changes include:

  • For the time being, Oriel Môn will be open from Wednesday to Sunday, between 10am and 4pm. As usual, entry will be free of charge.
  • Visitor numbers will be reduced to ensure social distancing measures can be safely maintained.
  • All visits to the exhibitions will need to be booked in advance online.

Full details of Oriel Môn safety guidance will be available soon, along with the online booking form.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the numerous exhibitions in place, including Lisa Eurgain Taylor’s stunning mountain-scapes, Eta Inghams’ woven creations, Charles Tunnicliffe’s bird studies and a major show looking at William Roos – one of Wales’ most prolific and respected 19th century painters. In the Art Studio Carloe Randall’s etchings and in the shop, crafts and goods by local makers and suppliers. There is plenty to see, enjoy (and purchase).

Anglesey’s Education, Culture, Libraries and Youth portfolio holder, Councillor Meirion Jones, said, “I am so pleased that the Oriel will soon be able to re-open its doors and welcome back visitors. Staff have been working tirelessly to make the museum safe for all ahead of reopening, and I’m confident that staff will be providing the same warm welcome. I can’t wait to visit again!”

Anglesey’s Director of Education, Skills and Young People, Rhys Howard Hughes, added, “We are delighted to be reopening Oriel Môn, and we can’t wait to welcome locals and visitors alike back.”

“Safety measures have been put in place in line with Welsh Government guidance - these are, of course, there to keep everyone safe, and we kindly ask that people follow the guidelines when visiting.”

If you have any enquiries you can contact Orielmon@ynysmon.gov.uk or by phone 01248 724444.

Ends 31.07.2020 


Posted on 31 July 2020