We’re reopening our doors!
The History Trust is very pleased to advise that we will be re-opening the doors to our museums from 10.00 am, Sunday 22 November. This includes the Migration Museum, the National Motor Museum and the South Australian Maritime Museum.
The capacity limits at our museums remain reduced, with 1 person for every 4 square metres and in alignment with the updated SA Government Emergency Management Declaration, which came into effect at midnight, 21 November 2020.
The Centre of Democracy gallery located in the Institute Building on North Terrace, managed in collaboration with the State Library of South Australia, will reopen during the week, with a date to be advised.
At our museums, our existing COVID Safe practices are still in place, with ongoing regular cleaning, numerous hand sanitiser stations for visitors, physical distancing guidance, and contact tracing. All of our team members have been trained in both our site-specific COVIDSafe Plan and processes and as COVID Marshals.
You can read more about the History Trust’s COVIDSafe approach here.
Of course, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow SA Health and SA Government advice. The health and safety of our teams, visitors and volunteers remains our priority.
The updated COVIDSafe guidelines have impacted school visits and public events across our History Trust locations, with all school bookings cancelled for the rest of the term, and all public programs postponed until after 29 November.
We are speaking directly with those school groups already booked to either cancel or postpone visits. Meanwhile, our online educations programs have not been affected and we welcome enquiries about our virtual museums visits. More information about our education program can be found here.
Our public events and programs scheduled to take place up to and including 29 November, have been cancelled, however many of these events have online access, and we invite you to participate in these from the comfort of home. Our Talking History lecture series continues in an online format as do many of our partners’ and communities’ events.
The History Trust and its museums and galleries will provide updates on any changes through our website and social media channels. If you are seeking information on COVID-19, visit www.health.gov.au or call the Australian Government’s Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080.
A summary of current changes to operations for each of our museums and galleries can be found below:
Total capacity at the Migration Museum has reduced to 35 people
National Motor Museum:
Total capacity at the National Motor Museum has reduced to 300
South Australian Maritime Museum:
Total capacity at the South Australian Maritime Museum has reduced to 75
Centre of Democracy Opening week beginning Monday 23 November – date to be advised