Manitoba Agricultural Museum reopening May 29

The Austin museum has been closed due to COVID-19

Threshing machines prepare to break a Guinness World Record in Austin, Man., in 2016.

The Manitoba Agricultural Museum will reopen to the public on May 29, 2020 with reduced hours, new safety measures and new opportunities to rediscover the museum. At this time, only the outdoors spaces will be accessible for walk-ins, while the buildings of the Homesteaders’ Village and the museum indoor exhibits will be accessible on reservation only.

The museum will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Individuals from vulnerable groups are invited to contact the museum to set up times outside of these hours to visit the museum safely.

To support Manitobans and provide them with an affordable recreational experience, a special admission price of $4 for all (free under 5 y.o.) and free admission to RM of North Norfolk residents until June 13 (ID required) are in place.

Our visitors, volunteers and staff’s health and safety are our priority. To ensure all remain safe, new protocols will be in place, such as asking staff, visitors and staff members to self-screen, requiring physical distance between individual, increasing hand-sanitation and cleaning practices and restricting access to indoors areas at the museum.

The museum team is excited to welcome visitors back on the grounds and to offer new opportunities to go out and enjoy the outdoors in a cultural and historical setting. As a museum, we strongly believe in the power of cultural organizations to support our communities. We are convinced that, in these difficult times, learning about our heritage, reflecting on our past, and sharing fun educational moments with our loved ones is more important than ever.

We also believe that the Manitoba Agricultural Museum is a great place to experience history while enjoying the outdoors! For that reason, we are committed to continue providing access to our collections widely, through online experiences, and by welcoming our guests in a new capacity.

“We are working on self-guided heritage trails, online opportunities to continue to reach populations that might not be able to visit us, and new small-group programming opportunities to offer to our guests when it is safe to do so! We cannot wait to welcome our visitors again!” said Anaïs Biernat, Executive Director – Curator.

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