Undergoing Restoration or Repair

WHS or significant parts thereof currently undergoing restoration or repair that affect the visitor experience. Estimated end date should be given.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Bryggen The Finnegård, a component of the core zone and seat of the Hanseatic Museum, is being "pulled up from the ground" where it has slowly sunk (so I have been told) and will stay closed for this major restoration until 2025 at least.
Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust Eastern wing of Augustusburg is currently under restoration (scaffolding). The outside is covered, but the inside is still open.
Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios Monastery of Daphni (completion date unknown, ongoing for many years)
Divrigi As of July 2022, you cannot visit the building because of restoration works with no declared finishing date. You can still view the main gates from the outside (wikivoyage)
Gelati Monastery The ancient frescoes in the Gelati Monastery have been damaged by rainwater due to improper restoration of the roof, the UNESCO has claimed. The UNESCO has notified Georgian authorities that the roof should be repaired not later than February 2022, since its absence could lead to further damage to the temple.
Istanbul Chora church (only the Narthices are open)
Museumsinsel (Museum Island) Pergamon Museum: "closed to visitors starting October 23, 2023. The institution is not scheduled to partially reopen until spring 2027 – with some sections of the museum, including the famous Ishtar Gate, scheduled to stay closed until 2037."
Paris, Banks of the Seine The Notre-Dame cathedral will undergo restoration work more than two years after a blaze ravaged the heritage landmark in 2019. It remains on course to reopen in 2024. The focus until September 2021 had been on making the cathedral safe before restoration work could begin.
Selimiye Mosque Restoration work began in 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in 2025. During the restoration, the mosque will be open for worship and visit.
Tombs of Buganda Kings The repair after the 2010 fire of the main thatched structure, that houses the tombs of the 4 former kings, is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
Westminster Palace of Westminster - future restoration (that may take up to 6 years)


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