Museum of Surrey to Re-Open September 9, 2020
New Way to Visit, New Offerings, New Safety
Surrey, BC – After a six-month closure, Museum of Surrey is set to reopen to the public and welcome back visitors. Beginning September 9th, the facility will offer free, hour long pre-registered tours. Limiting visitors to 40 at a time and following citywide COVID-19 safety protocols, MOS expects to offer the same experience with new norm adjustments.
Pre-registered tours are available Wednesday to Saturday from 9:30am to noon and 2:00 to 4:30pm with a break for cleaning mid-day. Visitors will take their self-guided tours in a one-way direction, stopping at the Surrey Stories Gallery, Indigenous Hall and Photo Mural. The climate focused Arctic Voices exhibit will also be open, as well as a community partner exhibit about family history. With safety the top priority, the hands-on TD Explore Zone will remain closed.
Tours will not be offered Thursday afternoons when the museum will be closed for a Sketching Series program in the Arctic Voices exhibit from 3:00 to 4:30pm. Open to artists of all ages and skill levels, the free pre-registered program allows just 12 participants to artfully capture the exhibit with supplies brought from home.
“We’re embracing the new norm,” explains Museum Manager, Lynn Saffery. “We will maintain all safety guidelines from Health BC, WorkSafe BC and City of Surrey to keep the community safe and provide a space to enjoy and visit. We have new exhibits to share as well as Arctic Voices, that was installed only a week before the closure. We are excited to welcome back the public and know how important it is to build community connections, especially during this time.”
While not required, masks are strongly recommended for visitors. Reusable cloth MOS masks are available for purchase for $6 plus tax. Registration is available online or by phone at 604-592-6956.