MUSSELBURGH’S wildlife will be the subject on display at the town’s museum, which is set to open its doors to the public after months of the Covid-19 lockdown.

The High Street visitor attraction will feature new safety measures and fittings as it adjusts to life amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Procedures have been put in place for the safety of both volunteers and visitors, including a ‘Track and Trace’ system, sanitising, spacing and the wearing of masks, which everyone has to comply with.

As the premises are small, it may be necessary to introduce a booking system but that should not preclude anyone interested from turning up.

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The Musselburgh Wildlife exhibition will get under way this Saturday, from 11am until 3pm.

The museum will be open every Saturday until early October.

It had been due to open for the visitor season in April to mount a trio of displays this year.

Two of the exhibitions – Coastal Waters and Musselburgh Pottery – have been postponed until 2021.

The museum’s wildlife exhibition will feature stuffed birds and animals, as well as colour photographs which have been provided by local photographers.

Simon Fairnie, of Musselburgh Museum, said: “A lot of work and expense has gone in to getting the museum ready to reopen.

“It is hoped that, for the few weeks it will be open, the people of Musselburgh will come to visit and show support for their local museum.

“Hopefully next year will not be so prohibitive and the museum will be able to open in April 2021 for its usual three days, with the two exhibitions that had to be carried over mounted and a new, third one curated.”

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