Brandon's Daly House Museum has re-opened.
The Museum has been closed to the public since March 16th because of COVID-19.
Curator Eileen Trott says "We understand the devastating affect this pandemic has had on everyone and we want to make sure that Daly House Museum can be open for limited hours, to provide the important social service of hope by bringing our heritage to the community. We are excited to be re-opened and look forward to seeing our visitors again. We truly missed being able to show our community's history."
As the public's health and safety are important, the Museum's board of directors says it's introduced some new cleaning processes and procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19 including requiring all staff to wear masks and gloves, putting new sanitation and cleaning procedures in place before, during, and after visitor arrivals, and asking all visitors to sign in at the front desk with their contact information.
Signs, barriers, and directives have been placed in the galleries requiring 6 feet or 2 meters of social distancing. The Museum has also installed signs and directions on visitor pathways through the galleries. These signs will allow for physical distancing and flow through the exhibits.
In order to limit the number of visitors the Museum will be open for reduced hours in June from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday. Starting in July the Museum will reserve 10 am to 11 am daily for seniors, vulnerable people and first responders to visit.
As Museum visitor numbers will be limited, Daly House Museum asks the public to book an admission ticket with a specific entry time to avoid crowds and lines. The Museum encourages visitors to book their timed ticket online or on their cellphone prior to coming to the Museum.
Timed tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/ and searching for Daly House Museum Tours based on your location.