Know before you go

We are happy to welcome you back to the Old Meeting House.

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

As of July 31, 2020, wearing a non-medical mask is now mandatory in most indoor spaces, including Nova Scotia Museums. Children under two are exempt, as are children aged two to four when their parent or caregiver cannot get them to wear a mask.

We ask that you be prepared and bring a mask with you when you are visiting our museums.

Safety first 


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.
  • visits to the site are by appointment only - please call (902)-261-2628 to book your tour.
  • unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate drop in visitors at this time.
  • ach booking consists of one family household bubble (up to 5 persons per tour.)
  • we encourage visitors to pay with debit or credit for contactless payment but will accept the exact amount in cash.
  • visitors are asked to park their vehicles one parking space apart to ensure safe distancing in the parking lot.
  • The Old Meeting House Museum will be discontinuing experiential activities until public health directives permit. This includes the 18th century toys and games, quill writing and period clothing dress up trunk. 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 1 to 2pm daily for lunch and sanitizing of the site.
  • 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: 

  • 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 
  • when coughing or sneezing: 
  • cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand 
  • dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards 
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands 
  • make sure you are up to date on the latest public health guidelines on hygiene
  • 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 bubble. 
  • wearing a non-medical mask is now mandatory in most indoor spaces, including Nova Scotia Museums
  • All visitors are required to use the hand sanitizer provided when entering the Old Meeting House Museum. 
  • Visitors that are noticeably unwell or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 will not be permitted to enter our museum site.
  • Visitors will be asked some general health questions before entering museum. 

How your visit will be different 

  • The hours of operation from July1- August2, 2020 will be 10-4, Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Staff members may be wearing masks for everyone's safety 
  • Admission will be by donation for the 2020 season.
  • All visitors will be asked some general health questions before entering museum.