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We're very pleased to welcome you back to The Higgins Bedford


We have several measures in place to help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience in line with Government and public health guidance.


Please do not visit The Higgins Bedford if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.


Timed Entry

From 1 April there is no need to book a ticket for a general visit. Some special events remain bookable online and through calling the Box Office on 01234 718044 - available Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm. 


Face Coverings

From 27 January 2022 it is recommended that all visitors to the museum and shop wear a face covering at all times whilst in the building, except for children under 11 or those who are exempt.

Further information is set out in the Government guidance, which can be viewed here.


One Way System

A one way system is in place with separate entrance and exit routes – please follow signage and the revised floorplan around the building. 


Please respect others’ space and maintain distance from people you do not live with during your visit. There are some areas of the building where you may need to pause and wait for others to pass.


Hand Washing and Hand Sanitiser

Hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser are available at locations around the building, including at entrance and exit points.



Customer toilet facilities are open with clear queuing systems and additional cleaning in place. There is no disabled toilet on the first floor.



Lifts are available for anyone with limited mobility, wheelchairs and pushchairs, but will be reduced to one person at a time or people from the same household.



Large print guides for the art exhibition are available from the front desk. These will be quarantined between each use.



The Higgins Shop is open for cash and card payments. Shop only customers do not need to book a timed entry visit.