The White Rock Museum & Archives re-opened its main galleries to the public on October 13, 2020. Following guidelines from WorkSafe BC and Phase II of BC’s Go-forward strategy, and approved by the City of White Rock, the WRMA has implemented policies and procedures to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, and visitors.
The museum has introduced modified hours of operation which will continue until further notice. The revised hours are Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Visitor capacity is set at 3 visitors within the gift shop area and 8 guests in the museum’s galleries. Museum admission is by donation. Masking by visitors is encouraged but is not mandatory and all frontline staff wear masks.
In the gift shop, signage and markers on the ground are in place to encourage two-meters of social distancing. A hand-sanitizer station has been set up at the entrance to the museum. Within exhibit areas interactives that encouraged touching have been removed and the Children’s Gallery (which is designed as a high touch environment) has been closed until further notice.
Our vision at the White Rock Museum & Archives is to be a great small museum, valued by White Rock’s residents, and appreciated by every visitor. The WRMA is located in the historic 1913 railway station on White Rock’s waterfront.