Know before you go

We are happy to welcome you back to Haliburton House Museum. 

We’ve been working hard to prepare our sites for your visit, however, Social Distancing isn’t always possible in all of our spaces.

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 guest information for contact tracing.
  • due to the physical layout of the museum we require that everyone visiting at the same time be from the same family/group, to a maximum of 10 visitors, since social distancing isn’t always possible in all of our spaces

 

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 from others  
  • due to the physical layout of the museum we require that everyone visiting at the same time be from the same family/group, to a maximum of 10 visitors, since social distancing isn’t always possible in all of our spaces

  

What you can do to keep us safe 

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

  • 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 from others
  • we’ve installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions
  • avoid touching any surfaces except handrails 
  • please consider touchless credit card transactions for admission and retail purchases 
  • limit visit to 25 minutes when others are waiting 

 

How your visit will be different 

  • due to the physical layout of the museum we require that everyone visiting at the same time be from the same family/group, to a maximum of 10 visitors, since social distancing isn’t always possible in all of our spaces
  • access into rooms is limited - you will be able to look but not enter
  • lawn games and children’s toys are not available – you are welcome to bring your own lawn games and enjoy the grounds
  • be prepared to wait before your visit – identify yourself to staff at the front entrance then enjoy a walk on the grounds or return to your vehicle while you wait your turn