COTSWOLD antique shops and galleries are preparing to reopen, after the government announced non-essential premises in England can re-open from Monday, June 15.

The Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers’ Association members are following the guidelines and have been making the necessary amendments and plans to ensure that all the necessary precautions are in place to open safely to the public.

In a few premises, depending upon the size of the business, access will be restricted to one or more people, several initially working on a ‘by appointment’ basis.

It is advised that interested customers telephone or email to arrange a time for their visit, where possible, in order to avoid having to wait outside.

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Cotswolds antique shops and galleries have also been adding a new lick of paint.

With specialists covering so many different disciplines, the Cotswolds is an ideal place to hunt a unique gift, something to enhance an interior or to add to a collection: architectural and garden antiques; books; oil and watercolour paintings, original prints and etchings; metalware; silver; jewellery; ceramics; glass; sculpture; country, traditional and fine furniture; campaign furniture and accessories; objets d’art; samplers and textiles; carpets and rugs and interior design expertise and much more.

Shops opening from Monday include:

Haynes Fine Art, Picton House Galleries, 42 High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7DT

Trinity House Paintings Ltd, 20 High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7DT

Christopher Clarke Antiques Ltd, The Fosseway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1JS

Prichard Antiques, 16 High Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5LJ (Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm)

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