Know before you go

We are happy to welcome you back to the Lawrence House Museum. 

We’ve been working hard to prepare our sites for your visit, however, Social Distancing isn’t always possible in all of our spaces. 

As of July 31, 2020, wearing a non-medical mask is now mandatory in most indoor spaces, including Nova Scotia Museums. Children under two are exempt, as are children aged two to four when their parent or caregiver cannot get them to wear a mask.

We ask that you be prepared and bring a mask with you when you are visiting our museums.

Safety first 


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/6 feet from others  
  • we’ve installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions. 
  • these changes are enforceable under public health orders.
  • visits to the site are by appointment only - please call (902)-261-2628 to book your tour.
  • unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate drop in visitors at this time.
  • each booking consists of one family household bubble (up to 5 persons per tour.)
  • we encourage visitors to pay with debit or credit for contactless payment but will accept the exact amount in cash.
  • visitors are asked to park their vehicles one parking space apart to ensure safe distancing in the parking lot. 


What you can do to keep us safe 

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

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available 
  • when coughing or sneezing: 
  • cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand 
  • dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards 
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands 
  • make sure you are up to date on the latest public health guidelines on hygiene
  • stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell. 
  • everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people - this means you should stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your bubble. 
  • wearing a non-medical mask is now mandatory in most indoor spaces, including Nova Scotia Museums

How your visit will be different 

  • hours of operation are Wed to Sun from 10 am to 4 pm.  Please call to book your tour. 902-261-2628
  • a one way visitation route through the house will be clearly marked with wayfinding arrows.
  • limited washroom and handwashing services are available with increased cleaning protocols.
  • hand sanitizing stations will be in place throughout the house for your use.
  • to observe public health guidelines, some features and areas of the museum are not available at this time.
  • our gift shop is closed for the 2020 season.