Know before you go

We are happy to welcome you back to Ross-Thomson House & Store. 

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.
  • 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.
  • people aged 12 and over will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to visit the museum.

Proof of Vaccination

Starting 4 October 2021 – As part of the COVID-19 Protocol for Proof of Full Vaccination for Events and Activities, you need proof that you're fully vaccinated to visit the museum. Proof of vaccination isn't required for children 11 and younger (they can attend events and activities with a fully vaccinated adult). Learn more: what’s considered fully vaccinated.

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 from others  
  • we’ve installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions. 
  • these changes are enforceable under public health orders.
  • private guided tour available every hour for a single visitor, a couple, or a family/group up to a maximum of five (infants and toddlers will not be counted) who are from the same household/group.
  • installation of ropes at entry/exit points to control access and limit numbers 
  • outdoor demonstrations, where feasible 
  • installation of partitions at service desks 
  • monitored access to Museum washroom to ensure cleanliness 
  • frequent hand washing by employees and wearing of masks 
  • controlled admittance to the Museum’s gift shop to provide a safe shopping experience  

  

What you can do to keep us safe 

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