The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum announced Thursday (June 18) that they will be reopening next week as part of Phase 2.
Next Friday (June 26) at 10 a.m. the museum will be reopening their doors to the public but under some strict guidelines to help protect staff and public safety.
“Normal might not look very normal these days,” the CWH says on their website.
“However, perhaps the little things like a visit to see your favourite aircraft might make your day feel a little less strange.
“As we re-open CWH to the public, we ask you to work with us to keep the museum a safe location for yourself, for all visitors, and for our staff and volunteers.”
— CWH Museum (@CWHM) June 18, 2020
A visit to the museum will certainly be a bit different as all of their hands-on exhibits will be closed. This includes the VR Flight Simulators, Air Combat Zone, and Radio Room and interactive displays including the CF-100, Tutor, Fort and Boeing nose.
Here are some more precautions they will have in place at the CWH:
- Limiting visitor numbers.
- Encouraging physical distancing with signage, spacing lines, and route markers.
- Providing physical barriers such as plexiglass shields in customer service areas.
- Closing all hands-on, interactive elements to limit visitor contact in our gallery. This includes closure of VR (Virtual Reality).
- Providing substantial access to hand sanitizers and handwashing facilities.
- Increasing cleaning and disinfecting throughout our facility
Museum visitors are asked to:
- Stay home if you are not feeling well.
- It is mandatory to have a mask when entering the building. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided. It is recommended that you wear a mask both for you and your fellow visitors’ protection.
- Practice good hygiene. This includes washing your hands for at least 20 seconds regularly during your visit, avoiding touching your face, and coughing/sneezing into your elbow.
- Keep your family unit together when walking through the museum, and keep children within reach at all times.
- Please be patient – don’t crowd around exhibits. Practice physical distancing guidelines, keep 2 metres (6 feet) away from others and please wait your turn.
- To remain contact-free, we are not issuing admission wristbands. As such, there will be no re-entry privileges.
- Enter and exit the building at the designated “in” and “out” doors.
- The gift shop and main gallery and hangar will be open to the public, as well as the patio of the Runway Cafe.
For more information on visiting Hamilton’s Warplane Heritage Museum, visit their website.
Photo courtesy the Warplane Heritage Museum Facebook page