Pop-Up Museum & Library FAQs

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is set to enjoy a temporary new base in the heart of the community while essential maintenance work is planned for its historic home. 

This May, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery will move to a temporary base in Golden Square shopping centre – along with Central Library – to allow for repair work to be carried out on the 164-year-old, Grade II building on Bold Street.

Find out more about our short-term relocation with these handy FAQs:

What is happening to Warrington Museum & Library?

Warrington Museum & Library will be temporarily relocating to Golden Square shopping centre for approximately six months to accommodate essential maintenance works.


When will the Pop-Up Museum & Library open?

The Pop-Up Museum & Library is due to open to the public on Friday 28 May 2021.


What services will be available?

Full library services can be accessed at the temporary site, in addition to IT services, archives services, and access to Warrington Museum & Art Gallery’s remarkable collections.


Where will it be?

The Pop-Up Museum & Library will be located in the former USC unit in Golden Square.


What will the opening hours be?

Mon-Fri: 10.00 – 4.30

Saturday: 10.00 – 4.00

Sunday: 11.00 – 3.00

How long will the Museum Street building be closed for?

Warrington Museum & Library’s permanent home in Museum Street will be closed for approximately six months.


Why is it closed?

The Museum Street building is closed to accommodate essential maintenance works to the 164-year-old, Grade II-listed building, including urgent repair work to the roof.


What safety measures are in place at the Pop-Up Museum & Library?  

Museum & Library staff are continually monitoring government advice and industry guidelines and have put all necessary safety measures in place for the wellbeing of visitors and staff alike. We would like to remind all visitors to adhere to Golden Square’s one-way system, to observe social distancing, wear face coverings, and sanitise regularly.


Who can I contact for further information?

Our social media pages are regularly monitored, so feel free to get in touch on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or email us at [email protected] or [email protected]

Click here to read more about our temporary move