Know before you go

We are happy to welcome you back to the Barrington Woolen Mill.

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.

 

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/6 feet from others  
  • we’ve installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions. 
  • these changes are enforceable under public health orders.
  • The Barrington Woolen Mill Museum will be discontinuing experiential activities until public health directives permit. This includes wool carding, spinning, and weaving. Our textile production assistants and heritage interpreters are very happy to describe the activities that they are demonstrating.
  • We have implemented a single directional path through our museum for everyone’s comfort and safety. Please abide by the visual cues on the floor and doors. 
  • We will be closing from 12:30 to 1:30 daily for lunch and sanitizing of the site and public washroom.
  • We have postponed presentations and other events until public health directives permit.
  • We offer and encourage contactless payment for admission donations and retail purchases but we will be accepting cash, Debit/Visa/MC 

  

What you can do to keep us safe 

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

  • stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • wear a non-medical mask or face covering indoors and in situations where social distancing (2 metres) cannot be maintained.
  • make sure you are up to date on the latest public health guidelines on hygiene
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • 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.

How your visit will be different 

  • The hours of operation from July1- August 2, 2020 will be 10-4pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Staff members may be wearing masks for everyone's safety 
  • Admission will be by donation for the 2020 season.
  • Visitors will be asked some general health questions before entering museum