VISITING THE MUSEUM
Update: February 11, 2021
On Tues., February 9 the provincial government announced that museums may reopen starting Fri., February 12 at 25% capacity with physical distancing measures in place and contact tracing information gathered from each patron group.
The Transcona Museum is excited to welcome back visitors to the museum, however, we are working on our exhibition renewal. We have a tentative reopening date of Mon., March 8. During this time, staff are onsite at the museum from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
The museum will then reopen to the public with all the necessary modifications in place for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors.
Thank you. Stay safe.
BEFORE YOU VISIT
Before visiting, we encourage you to pre-screen using the Province’s online screening tool.
Do not visit the Transcona Museum:
if you have travelled outside of Manitoba within the last 14 days,
if you have been in contact with anyone sick with COVID-19 within the last 14 days,
if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms,
if you have been in a setting in the last 14 days that has been identified by public health as a risk for acquiring COVID-19, such as on a flight, in a workplace with a cluster of cases, or at an event.
Masks are mandatory for staff, volunteers, and visitors to the Museum.
ARRIVING AT THE MUSEUM
Visitors will enter through the front door of the museum. If you require our accessible entrance you will be directed to our back double doors.
Visitors will be asked to provide information for contact tracing, as stipulated by the provincial government. If you are uncomfortable providing this information, we will not be able to permit your entry into the museum at this time.
As we are admission by donation we do not have a timed ticketed entry system in place. Instead, there will be a sign on the door. If the sign is green you may enter (please note the door may be locked - if so please ring the doorbell). If the sign is red, we are either at capacity or are disinfecting/cleaning, so please wait on the sidewalk while social distancing.
When entering please ensure the vestibule is empty of other visitors or staff before preceding inside the building.
Hand sanitizer stations are available at all points of entry/exit within the museum, including the main entrance.
Due to our size and the occupancy restrictions, we are limited to a max. of up to 4 visitors at one time. This may result in wait times for entry.
WHILE VISITING THE MUSEUM
We have removed all high touch areas of the exhibitions. We ask that you please not touch any artifacts not in display cases as they can not be disinfected.
We would prefer contactless payment at this time for gift shop purchases or donations. We can accept debit and credit cards.
Pre-registration for the walking tours is required and we have limited the number of tickets available for each tour to ensure we able to properly social distance. We will talk about the social distancing required at the beginning of the tour and it will be enforced during the tour.
We recommend people wear masks, we will bring hand sanitizer along, and we have a microphone and speaker system to ensure participants can hear us during the tour while maintaining proper social distancing.
HOURS & LOCATION
(JUNE - AUGUST) *Subject to change
9:30am - 3:30pm
REGULAR MUSEUM HOURS
(SEPTEMBER - MAY)
MONDAY - FRIDAY
11:00am - 4:00pm
12:00pm - 4:00pm
MONDAY - SATURDAY
8:30am - 4:30pm
The museum is wheelchair, walker & stroller accessible through the Bond Street double doors.
Ring the doorbell for entry. Museum gallery exhibits are open to the public with Admission by Donation.
Tax receipts are issued for donations over $50 or by request.
Staff are available for research appointments and offsite programming. Contact us to make an appointment.