Sheffield museum set to close over coronavirus fears

The charity, which runs the National Videogame Museum, has decided to close it during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Monday, 16th March 2020, 4:16 pm
Updated Monday, 16th March 2020, 4:17 pm

A statement from the museum said: “We’re immensely proud to run one of the most interactive museums in the country, but we owe a duty of care to our visitors and staff during this unpredictable stage of the pandemic which is spreading rapidly through the population.

“There have been no known cases of COVID-19 amongst people attending the NVM nor with our staff. We are closing before cases occur.”

Ian Livingstone CBE, Chair of the BGI and NVM founder patron added: “We owe a duty of care to our visitors and staff during the current coronavirus outbreak.

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The National Videogame Museum in Sheffield

“The Charity’s trustees have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close the National Videogame Museum to protect our community and our people.”

The Museum will stay closed until further notice.