Coronavirus (COVID-19) - latest update

Last updated: 26.03.2020

Since opening our doors in 2012, we have welcomed visitors and the trade to the Goldsmiths’ Centre – and we remain open for business. However, the welfare of our visitors, learners, tenants and staff must always come first.

Following Government advice on non-essential services and travel due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have closed our building, including our café, until Monday 20 April 2020. We will also be closing access to all commercial workshops on-site from Thursday 26 March 2020 at 12 noon, until Monday 20 April 2020.

We have rescheduled our courses and annual education programmes; and are taking other measures designed to ensure that the Goldsmiths’ Centre can continue to function in these challenging times. 

We will continue to monitor government advice on COVID-19 and we will issue an announcement as soon as we plan to reopen.

Workshops and studios

The Goldsmiths’ Centre is home to over 80 resident craftspeople. Supporting our independent makers and businesses through this time is our top priority. We are therefore not charging workshop and studio rents for April 2020 and we will be reviewing this policy on a monthly basis until the Centre is able to reopen.  

Please do take a look at our online directory at www.goldsmiths-centre.org/community/our-craftspeople to find their contact details or if not listed, email us at info@goldsmiths-centre.org or call 020 7566 7650

If you would like to commission a piece from any of our makers, please do take a look at our online directory or online shop at www.goldsmiths-shop-talent.org

Ticketed events and short courses

If you have booked onto a short course or event over the next 4 weeks until Monday 20th April 2020, our team is looking to reschedule or, where necessary, reimburse activities as soon as possible. Please be assured that we will communicate with you in good time about any upcoming rescheduling or cancellations.  

Commercial events

If you have booked an event at the Goldsmiths’ Centre for the period from Monday 23 March until Monday 20 April 2020, please get in touch with the events team for further details at events@goldsmiths-centre.org or call 020 7566 7699 

The Goldsmiths' Centre team

Our team is still available to contact as normal. Please do not hesitate to email any staff member or email info@goldsmiths-centre.org or call on 020 7566 7650. They will pass on your message to the correct staff member.  

We’re immensely proud of our creative community, its sheer inventiveness and resilience, and we will be working hard to protect and nurture the UK’s jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries into the future.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Goldsmiths’ Centre soon.