Coronavirus update

We are updating our guidance for staff and visitors as the situation evolves and will update the information on our website and through our mailings.

The Learning team continue to support learning in history and geography via our web pages and YouTube channel, including Local Area Study support for every local area of Brent for KS1 and KS2.

Reopening timings

Subject to government guidance, we will be:

  • delivering workshops and assemblies at schools from Tuesday 4 May.
  • reopening the Museum at The Library at Willesden Green to members of the public on 17 May.
  • welcoming schools back to Brent Museum and Archives at The Library at Willesden Green from Monday 7 June for museum and exhibition visits and workshops.

Our Roots and Changes - Gujarati Influences exhibition at The Library at Willesden Green runs until 22 August. Advance booking for free visits is essential.

If you have a story, a picture, or an object you would like to share with us from these times, please do get in touch. We are keen to hear about your experiences during this extraordinary period and how you have been affected so that these stories can be preserved for future generations. Whether you are an individual person or a community group, a family or a group of friends, young or old. #CollectingBrent: creativity and kindness during Covid-19

We are acting in accordance with current government guidelines and supporting schools and staff appropriately.

Assembly presentations at your school

The speaker will wear a mask until they start speaking to the group and then will put it back on at the end of the presentation. No objects will be handled by children during the presentation. The speaker will follow government guidelines on handwashing and social distancing as well as any appropriate procedures informed by the school in advance of the presentation.

Loans box hires

There is a 72 hour quarantine period between each booking by a school. The items in the loans boxes include a range of materials such as metal, glass, fabric and paper. We advise you to work to your own Risk Assessment regarding the use of loans boxes at your school. We are offering extended loans box hires for the same cost, to enable schools to quarantine objects between bubbles. Please contact us for further details.

Workshops at your school

All our workshops involve sharing objects except for the Black History Poetry workshop. The Black History Poetry workshop requires children to have access to paper and a pen/pencil and to be able to look at a screen showing our PDF presentation. All objects for the other workshops are quarantined for 72 hours before and after each school has a workshop using them.