COVID-19 - latest update

Last updated: 24.09.2021

The Goldsmiths’ Centre is open for business. However, the welfare of our visitors, learners, resident craftspeople and staff must always come first.

In light of the Government's lifting of restrictions, the Goldsmiths' Centre stance remains cautious and it recommends continuing to respect people's personal space. 

Visitors to our commercial workshops

The Goldsmiths’ Centre is home to over 80 resident craftspeople. Visitors by appointment only can access our workshops from Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm. 

As a visitor to the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s commercial workshops, you will need to check the opening times and availability of the service ahead of your visit. Please do take a look at our Online Directory to find their contact details and if not listed, email us at or call 020 7566 7650.

  • If you are unwell or have been in contact with someone who is unwell, do not come to the Goldsmiths’ Centre. Stay at home.
  • Make an appointment with the commercial workshop before you visit.

When you enter the building, you will be asked to follow these steps:

  • Please wear a face covering or mask in communal areas and circulation spaces.
  • Wait for a member of staff at our security window maintaining 1m physical distance
  • The lift is restricted to 2 people at a time, with possible further measures to clean the buttons or other means of preventing contact. Please use the staircase as an alternative.

If you would like to purchase or commission a piece from any of our makers, please do take a look at our online directory or online shop Goldsmiths' Shop Talent

Ticketed events and short courses

Many of our events and educational programmes are available online. Exhibitions, technical skills short courses and some events are being held on-site. Where events are held on site you will be advised of the specific precautions and requirements in place at the time of booking and in the booking confirmation. Please ensure you read this information in advance of attending an onsite event.

Please be assured that we have put all safety measures in place to welcome those attending out short courses or events on-site with extra care.

Visitors to our Bench Café

Our café, Bench, is now open. Please note that cash payments are not accepted in the café at present. 

For the latest café opening times, please visit

Commercial events

Following the Government’s lifting of restrictions, meetings and events are able to take place with no limitations, whilst managing the risks of COVID-19 through continued caution.

Our venue continues to follow guidance and welcomes our guests to take a cautious approach to enjoy an event in our bright and design-led spaces. Please visit our Venue Hire page and get in touch with our events team for further details at or call 020 7566 7699.

The Goldsmiths' Centre team

Our team is still available to contact as normal. We are here to listen to your needs and offer support, where we can through our digital channels where possible.

Please do not hesitate to email any staff member or email or call on 020 7566 7650 with any questions or suggestions. 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.