The Vancouver Maritime Museum will be reopening its doors to the public on June 11, 2020.

Following the guiding principles of health and safety procedures outlined in Phase II of BC’s Go-forward strategy, the museum has implemented new measures to ensure the safety of its visitors and staff.

The Vancouver Maritime Museum will be open Thursdays to Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Safety measures include contactless ticket sales, social distancing on site and new cleaning protocols.

“I am truly delighted that after an almost three-month closure, we can re-open the Vancouver Maritime Museum to our cherished audiences. We have a strong social responsibility – to close the museum to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading and to re-open this great place for people who wish to get out of the house and feel safe whilst enjoying culture. After all, the museum should be an inspirational meeting place.” – Joost Schokkenbroek, PhD, Executive Director

The museum is re-opening with a new exhibition, By the Shore: Maritime B.C. in Paintings. Curated by Duncan MacLeod, the exhibition features paintings by Emily Carr, E.J. Hughes, Harry Heine and more. By the Shore will provide locals with an opportunity to enjoy seaside British Columbia while staying close to home.

The museum will also continue providing a free exhibition for the public to enjoy outdoors. Lessons from the Arctic: How Roald Amundsen Won the Race to the South Pole, is on display in the windows of the St. Roch shelter where the public can view it without entering the building.

Admission tickets will only be available online where visitors will be required to select a specific entrance time in order to adhere to gathering limits.

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is reopening alongside the Museum of Vancouver, which will also be reopening on the same day.

Last modified: June 3, 2020

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