Dovecot Studios is closed from 24 December 2020 in line with government guidance. We hope to welcome visitors back from late-April 2021 if it is safe to do so. Please follow our website and social media channels, and sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date with reopening information.
Our FAQs below explain key information to plan your visit for when we can safely reopen. The various safety precautions we are taking to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable are also outlined.
When is Dovecot open?
Please note Dovecot and Dovecot Café are closed from 24 December 2020. Usual opening times are listed below, however, a reopening date for 2021 has not been confirmed.
Dovecot Gallery and Shop is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
The Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony is open Monday to Friday from 12-3pm, and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays.
Dovecot Café, Pinks at Dovecot, is open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 5pm and is offering both sit in and takeaway options.
What measures will you have in place to meet government guidance for visitors?
Risk assessments have been carried out for both staff and visitor operations. These are regularly reviewed and take into account the latest guidance from the Scottish Government.
Timed exhibition tickets
We have implemented a booking system for our exhibition tickets with pre-booked slots to limit the number of visitors to the exhibition.
The architecture of the Dovecot building lends itself to physical distancing and we have put markers in public spaces to encourage staff and visitors to allow 2m distance at all times.
A one-way system has been implemented in our exhibition Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant as well as on our Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony.
Perspex screens have been implemented at our front desk to allow for safe transactions between staff and visitors.
According to current guidelines, face coverings must be worn throughout the building unless you are unable to do so.
We have increased our cleaning regime across the building with increased frequency to sensitive areas (handrails, handles, and doors) and our toilet facilities.
There are hand sanitising stations available as you enter and leave the building.
Do I need to book a ticket to access the building?
An exhibition ticket is required for Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant which closes on 23 December 2020. We request that you book this in advance online and select a time-slot.
You do not need to book a ticket to enter the building.