Know before you go

We are happy to welcome you back to the Nova Scotia Museum, McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre. We have been working to create a safe experience for you and our staff. 
 

Safety first

  • please stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people - this means you should stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your group.
  • masks are mandatory for staff and visitors at all Nova Scotia Museum sites in indoor, and some outdoor public spaces. Children under the age of 2 are exempt, as well as children under the age of 4 when their caregiver can’t get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are also exempt.
  • we will be collecting visitor information for contact tracing.
 

What we are doing to keep you safe

The following practices have been put in place to protect you and our staff: 
  • Staff are monitoring their personal health, and will stay at home if they are feeling unwell. 
  • Increased environmental cleaning and ventilation of public spaces and worksites. 
  • We have made cleaning part of everyone’s daily duties. 
  • Increased sanitization/cleaning of museum spaces. 
  • Enhanced cleaning of interactives, shared equipment, high-touch surfaces. 
  • Interactives have been removed if enhanced cleaning is not possible. 
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers or hand washing stations are available at entrances and in common areas. 
  • Social distancing - keep a distance of at least 2 metres/6 feet from others. 
  • Staff will be wearing masks.  
  • We have installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions. 
  • Visitors to McCulloch House will continue to experience everything as they always have. During 2020 we are limiting visits to  one family group into McCulloch House at a time. (Maximum 5 people).  
  • The Museum is quite small and can only safely accommodate small groups. There will be a 15 minute break between tours, so that staff can sanitize between visitors.  
  • TOURS will be Self-Guided; however, an experienced interpreter will be on site to answer any questions that you may have. 
  • GIFT SHOP will remain open 11 am – 5 pm. We prefer credit or debit, but will still accept cash. 
  • RESEARCH services will remain available, by APPOINTMENT only. NO DROP INS. Archival material needs to be quarantined for 48 hours after it is exposed to a visitor, therefore some material may be out of circulation for periods of time. It is necessary to always check ahead. No exceptions.  
 
MUSEUM HOURS OF OPERATION: 12 pm to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday {Closed Sunday & Monday} 
 
CENTRE HOURS OF OPERATION: 11 pm to 5 pm Monday through Saturday {Closed Sunday} 
 

What you can do to keep us safe

Before your visit, please review the following guidelines to ensure you are protecting yourself and others: 

  • stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • wear a non-medical mask or face covering indoors and in situations where social distancing (2 metres) cannot be maintained.
  • make sure you are up to date on the latest public health guidelines on hygiene
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people - this means you should stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your group.
  • people wanting to tour/visit McCulloch House, Must Pay and Register at the admissions desk at the Genealogy Centre BEFORE visiting the museum. 

1 group or 5 max visitors at one time to McCulloch House. 

1 researcher/group per appointment for research. 

SELF GUIDED TOURS only 

Registration necessary.  

No visitors to the Office- space is limited. Appointments are available.  

Drop in Museum tours are always encouraged. However, you may have a wait time while staff sanitize between tours. 

Appointments for research or business are necessary. Please expect research to require extra time, and for the researcher to be more independent in their work. There will be at least two staff available during appointments.