Changes to service due to COVID-19

Due to ongoing concerns and advice about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have made some changes based on current information.

Opening Times

John Muir’s Birthplace currently remains open as normal. Hand sanitiser is available at the welcome desk and we remind all visitors to wash their hands when entering or leaving the building.

We ask visitors who have a fever or new persistent cough not to enter our building, but instead to follow advice to self-isolate for 14 days.

Touchable displays

Touchscreen displays within the museum are sanitised regularly, between visitors. Please ask staff if you would like to see them wiped down before you use them.

Children’s drop in crafts have been temporarily removed to avoid shared activities.

Under 5’s ‘cosy corner’ on top floor has been removed to avoid contamination possibilities.

Reference book collection has been removed from public area.


As everyone is aware this is a constantly changing situation. If you are planning to visit, please watch our website and social media channels for the latest information. Our priority is the wellbeing of both our staff and visitors.

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