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The Higgins Bedford

After being closed for five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Higgins Bedford will be reopening to the public on Tuesday 25 August.

New measures will be in place for the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff, and to help ensure an enjoyable experience for all. This has included reducing the capacity of the museum to ensure that people can socially distance. This means visitors will need to book a free timed entry ticket online before their visit by visiting The Higgins Bedford or by calling 01234 718044. (phone line will be available 11.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday; phone line open from Monday 24 August).

Everyone visiting The Higgins Bedford must wear a face covering, except for children under 11 or for the legitimate reasons set out in Government guidance.

The Higgins Bedford is a Bedford Borough Council run cultural service that celebrates the inspiring stories of local people, encourages a sense of place for Bedford and the surrounding area, and showcases outstanding and varied collections.

The art gallery and museum has permanent displays of archaeology, social history, drawings, paintings, prints and decorative arts as well as a busy programme of:

  • temporary exhibitions from renowned artists
  • lively family events
  • school holidays activities
  • health and wellbeing activities
  • talks from experts

Visit The Higgins Bedford website to find out more.