Norwich and District 


Museum and Archives

Norwich & District Museum and Norwich Archives are officially re-opening to the public! We’ve put in place certain rules to ensure that visits to the Museum and Archive are as enjoyable and interesting as ever, but also that our visitors, staff, and volunteers remain safe.

If you’ve travelled outside the province within the past 14 days, feel ill, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

Museum

The Museum will be open by appointment Tuesday-Saturday until August 29th, 2020. Visitors will book a one-hour session starting on the hour at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm. We ask that visitors arrive in the first 15 minutes of this hour, to ensure that they have enough time to look around the main gallery before that hour is up. Visitors will be able to explore the saltbox house, dairy and implement barns, and Gore Church once this hour is up, however we ask that you respect physical distancing guidelines and the instructions of staff and volunteers if other visitors are in different buildings. The Quaker Meeting House will remain closed to the public at this time.

All visitors, staff, and volunteers at the Museum are required to wear a face mask and respect physical distancing guidelines where possible, with the exception of very young children and people with an underlying medical condition that inhibits the ability to wear a mask or face covering. Visitors are asked to report any such conditions on booking. Hand sanitizer and hand-washing facilities will be made available on arrival at the Museum.

Touching objects on display is not permitted. In normal circumstances, even light touching will, over time, damage artifacts.

In order to facilitate contact tracing visitors will be asked on booking to provide the names, addresses, and contact information of all members of their party.

To book your visit to the Museum, call 519-863-3101 or email norwichdhs@execulink.com. We ask that where possible all bookings be made at least a day ahead, however on-the-day bookings may be possible.

Archives

The Archives will be open to bookings Monday-Saturday and bookings must be made well in advance. Due to the limited space available in the Archives, drop-in visitors will not be admitted.

To book your appointment at the Archives email archives@norwichdhs.ca. Volunteers may be available to answer inquiries at 519-863-3638 on Thursdays 10 am to 4 pm. In order to facilitate contact tracing visitors will be asked on booking to provide the names, addresses, and contact information of all members of their party.

All visitors, staff, and volunteers at the Archives are required to wear a face mask and respect physical distancing guidelines where possible, with the exception of  people with an underlying medical condition that inhibits the ability to wear a mask or face covering. Visitors are asked to report any such conditions on booking. Hand sanitizer and hand-washing facilities will be made available on arrival at the Archives.

There is a daily charge of $10.00 to conduct research, or unlimited visits during regular hours with a $25.00 yearly membership to the Historical Society.

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