FORDINGBRIDGE Museum has postponed its April opening due to coronavirus.

It had been due to opens its doors for the season on April 3.

Museum manager Jane Ireland said: “We have had to make the very difficult decision of postponing the opening of the museum. The museum has a dedicated band of volunteers and stewards many of whom are elderly or have underlying medical conditions.

"We do not want to expose them or our visitors to any risk. We will keep the situation under review and will open the museum as soon as we are able to."

She added: "The museum relies on donations from visitors and fundraising events to keep going so closing and not having events will create a strain on our finances. If people want to help us through this difficult time by becoming a Friend of the Museum they can do so at a cost of £7.50 a year by ringing 01425 657850 or 01425 654322.”