Milton Keynes Gallery will be offering all visitors a free hot drink to mark their reopening next week.
Under the latest government guidance, many more businesses and arts venues across the city will be able to reopen from Monday 17th May.
In all sectors, "COVID secure" guidance will remain in place and businesses may not cater for groups bigger than the legal limits.
MK Gallery, which is located on 12th Street, will be reopening with an extended run of the exhibition 'Memphis: Plastic Field'.
At the same time, the gallery will be offering all visitors a hot drink in their popular cafe.
A spokesperson for MK Gallery said: "We've really missed meeting a friend over a proper cup of coffee and you probably feel the same. That's why from Tue 18 -Sun 23 May we are offering all visitors a FREE hot drink in our cafe. Welcome back- we've missed you."
People must subscribe to the gallery's mailing list, which is free, to take advantage of the offer. They will then be able to collect a voucher from the gallery's front desk which entitles them to a free hot drink.
☕ We've really missed meeting a friend over a proper cup of coffee and you probably feel the same. That's why from Tue 18 -Sun 23 May we are offering all visitors a FREE hot drink in our cafe. Welcome back-we've missed you. pic.twitter.com/Vy9A3sjYRv— MK Gallery (@MK_Gallery) May 11, 2021
In other news, from 18th May a brand new exhibition at MK Gallery will document the lives of local people during lockdown.
Doorstep Diaries MK, which will be held from 18th May to the 27th June, will feature doorstep portraits of families, and interviews with local residents about their experience of the past year.
The exhibition project has been launched by Stace Photography in collaboration with Living Archive MK and has been funded by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation to preserve and share the history of Milton Keynes during the COVID-19 pandemic.