Reopening Procedure

It is with excitement that we announce our plans to reopen the Oshawa Museum for tours with our new Audio Tour Experience!

The audio tour is available through our Podcast Website: https://oshawamuseum.podbean.com/ or through Apple Podcasts or Googe Podcast - search for our channel name, Oshawa Musings!

  • Data usage / Wifi will be needed to listen through the website - We STRONGLY recommend downloading your audio tour before your visit to avoid wifi/data usage

There are three experiences to choose from:

  • Our standard tour, with a tour through the Henry House Gardens,
  • An abbreviated version of the above mentioned tour 
  • A tour designed especially for families and kids! (coming soon!)

Taking the Audio Tour Experience:

  1. Book your time slot by visiting our eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/oshawa-museum-tours-tickets-109817579336
  2. Bookmark the Podcast Website, or find our channel on Apple Podcasts or Googe Podcast - Oshawa Musings! Download your audio tour before your visit!
  3. Arrive at Henry House at your selected time slot, wearing your mask! Start the audio tour and enjoy!

The following are measures in place to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff for your visit:

  • Timed entry. Tours will be offered at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm, Monday to Friday. We ask that you book your tour ahead of your visit using Eventbrite.  We will try to accommodate drop-ins if we can.  Choose your time and ticket option.  
  • With your ticket, you have booked your Time Slot for your group. Groups will be restricted to a maximum of five people, we ask that social distancing measures are respected and masks worn. Washrooms at the OM are not available to the public, but there are public washrooms located in Lakeview Park.
  • Tour Experiences. Henry House and Guy House ONLY will be available for tours.  An exhibit celebrating Lakeview Park will be featured in Guy House.  Visits start at Henry House.
  • The Audio Tour. We are launching our new audio tours available wherever you get your podcasts - simply download and press play, There are three experiences to choose from:
    • Our standard tour, with a tour through the Henry House Gardens,
    • An abbreviated version of the above mentioned tour 
    • A tour designed especially for families and kids! (coming soon!)
  • Signage. Signs are posted encouraging social distancing and self-screening upon entrance.  Plexiglass shield at the main desk at Guy House. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, such as coughing, fever, or shortness of breath, please remain at home.
  • Regular disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces. Where items (e.g. museum artefacts) are not able to be disinfected, signage is present to indicate this. Where possible, hands-on artefacts and displays are removed.
  • Hand sanitizer stations. You will asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry.
  • Contact tracing. We may be asking for your name and phone number/e-mail upon entry. This information will be kept private and will only be used where necessary for contact tracing.
  • Credit/debit as the preferred method of payment. The credit/debit machine will be cleaned after each use.

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For over 60 years, the Oshawa Museum (OM) has celebrated our City’s history with engaging events, inspiring exhibits, and an immense collection of archival materials. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario in beautiful Lakeview Park, the OM tells the story of Oshawa from Indigenous inhabitants to present day. Home to Oshawa’s history, the OM is managed by the Oshawa Historical Society.

The Oshawa Historical Society is looking towards the future and an improved museum experience. Click here to learn more about our plans.