February 27, 2021

The Canadian History Museum will reopen next Wednesday

The Canadian History Museum in Catinu, Q., will welcome visitors back on February 10, but the Canadian Children’s Museum will now be closed.

On Tuesday, the Quebec government gave the green light to museums and bookstores and non-essential businesses and hair salons to reopen on February 8.

Chandel Amiot, executive director of the History Museum, told Radio-Canada that staff take extra weeks to prepare. The museum will operate from Wednesday to Sunday and will accept 520 visitors daily, allowing extended time for 820 people except Thursdays.

According to a news release, the museum will be temporarily closed even though the children’s museum is located in the same building because it is “very interactive.”

Cafes and restaurants are also covered, but vending machines are available. The gift shop is only open on weekends.

Until February 5, people can purchase time-stamped tickets to access the museum’s interior, but there will be no time limit for visits.

Precautions are taken including symptoms, physical distance and hand washing stations.

The museum has been closed to visitors since mid-October. Ottawa’s museums and galleries have been closed due to Ontario’s COVID-19 emergency operations, at least until February 9.

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