THE Museum of Island History, at Newport’s historic Guildhall, reopens today.

The collection on display provides an introduction to the incredible history of the Isle of Wight.

Visitors can view some of the Island’s latest archaeological discoveries, find out about Garibaldi’s connection to the Island and view the current temporary exhibition, A Tale of Two Shipwrecks.

From today (Thursday October 8), the museum will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 10am and 1pm. Admission is £1 per person.

New measures at the museum

  • Visitors will be required to wear face coverings while in the museum and shop area.
  • Numbers will be limited within the museum.
  • Names and contact details of the lead member of your party will be collected for the purposes of NHS Track and Trace.
  • A QR code will be on site so that visitors can record their visit on mobile devices.
  • A one-way system is in place.
  • Interactive exhibits have been removed and covered. For families there is a free artefact activity pack to take home.