Moyse’s Hall Museum and West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village to close in wake of coronavirus

The ongoing plans to help delay the spread of the coronavirus has led to the closure of Moyse’s Hall Museum, in Bury St Edmunds, and West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.

They will both be closed from today, Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. West Stow Country Park remains open.

The heritage attractions are run by West Suffolk Council.

Jo Rayner, Cabinet member for Leisure Culture and Community Hubs, said: “We are following clear Government instructions to delay the spread of the virus and protect our communities. Accordingly, we have taken the decision to close these two venues from noon today Tuesday, 17 March, until further notice.”

John Griffiths, Leader of West Suffolk Council, said: “We continue to keep Government guidance and instruction under review as the situation changes, while still delivering essential services for our communities and businesses.

“Our offices in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Mildenhall and Newmarket remain open but we would encourage residents to go online at in the first instance, to see if a journey can be avoided. We will be providing regular updates on how we will be continuing to support our residents and local economy as well as our partners as the situation unfolds.”

Council owned leisure centres run by Abbeycroft Leisure in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Newmarket and Brandon are reviewing their position in the light of Government guidance.

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