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City of Ottawa to reopen museums and historic sites Wednesday

A handful of sites will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.
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City of Ottawa flag outside of a heritage building on Elgin St., February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

The City of Ottawa is getting set to reopen its museums and historic sites with COVID-safety protocols in place.

Locations reopening on Wednesday, August 5, include:

  • Billings Estate National Historic Site, 2100 Cabot St.
  • Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Rd.
  • Fairfields Heritage House, 3080 Richmond Rd.
  • Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Ave.
  • Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, 270 Pinhey’s Point Rd.

The city says only a certain number of visitors will be admitted at once, to allow for proper physical distancing, so anyone without a formal reserved visit will only be admitted if capacity allows. Visitors are asked to book their visit online at by 4 p.m. one day prior to their planned visit. 

The hours of operation at the city's museums and sites will be Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. 

All visitors will be asked to provide contact-tracing information and answer screening questions upon arrival. Hand sanitizer will be available at designated museum entry/exit points.

Food and drink will not be available at the museum sites, except for the Takeaway Tea option at the Billings Estate National Historic Site. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own snacks and drinks. Access to drinking water may be limited at some locations. However, public washrooms are open at all sites.


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