Oakville Museum re-opens with COVID rules

Published October 5, 2020 at 1:01 pm

The Oakville Museum has re-opened for pre-booked tours.

The Oakville Museum has re-opened for pre-booked tours.

Following new provincial and regional health guidelines, the museum is limiting tours to up to six people from the same household. Walk-in visits are not permitted.

What you need to know before you arrive for a tour

  • Groups should arrive no earlier than five minutes before their tour time. Please wait in the designated area outside the lobby doors.
  • All visitors to the Oakville Museum must arrive wearing a non-medical mask or face covering that covers the mouth, nose and chin as per Halton Region bylaw..
  • The small rooms, narrow halls and stairways at Erchless Estate make physical distancing challenging. If you or a member of your group has a mask exemption please contact us in advance so we can prepare for your visit.
  • Visitors must also be able to confidently pass our COVID-19 screening questionnaire. If you are sick or have travelled in the past 14 days, please stay at home.
  • Only those pre-registered for a tour will be permitted inside the Museum.
  • Entry will be denied if your group size exceeds six people.
  • The Museum can’t guarantee access to latecomers who arrive 10 minutes past their allotted time.
  • Visitors must exit the Museum at the end of their scheduled tour time.

Tour changes

  • Guided tours are 45 minutes long from entry to exit.
  • What’s open: Join our expert staff for a fun and fast-paced guided tour of the beautiful Erchless Estate. Learn about Oakville’s founding Chisholm family who called Erchless home and gain insight into Oakville’s history.
  • What’s closed: Due to capacity limits and time constraints the Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom video presentation is not available. Temporary exhibits are closed.
  • Please note the second floor (Oakville’s Black History exhibit and historic bedrooms) can only be accessed by stairs. There is no elevator on site. If you would like to request accommodation in advance please call us at 905-338-4400.

You can book online at  Oakville Museum Guided Tour

The fee is $12.50 per tour plus HST.

For more information call 905-338-4400 or email [email protected]

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