LLANDUDNO'S largest art gallery has been given the UK Tourism industry's official 'Good to Go' seal of approval.

MOSTYN Gallery on Vaughan Street will begin its phased re-opening with the gallery's shop and retail galleries on Thursday, July 30.

The gallery has been allowed to reopen after following the UK Government's COVID-19 guidelines to put in place a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

The gallery's director, Alfredo Cramerotti said: "We're really looking forward to welcoming our visitors back to the gallery.

"It's been a long four months since we closed in March and, although we've continued to operate through our digital channels, the well-being benefits of actually visiting a gallery and viewing art up close have been well reported.”

“As a registered charity, and with free admission for all, we rely upon income from our retail operations and donations from visitors."

The gallery team has been working hard behind the scenes to carry out rigorous risk assessments.

Measures in place include reduced opening hours - 11am to 4pm from Tuesday to Sunday - and restrictions on visitor numbers.

Staff and visitors are also required to wear face coverings, to take a simple temperature test on entering the building and use hand sanitisers provided on entry as well as a clearly marked one-way system.

The main exhibition galleries and café are expected to open from Thursday, August 13, with current exhibitions will be extended until November 2020.

Mr Cramerotti added: "Our staff have worked hard to ensure a safe and friendly environment and so we hope that this will inspire people with the confidence that they need to enjoy their visit and to support us in any way they can.”

Visitors are advised to check mostyn.org before visiting.