The Oshawa Museum offers tours year round!

Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and increasing cases, we have made the decision to close the Oshawa Museum for tours. Staff will be actively working behind the scenes.

Due to COVID-19, our tour procedures have changed - please review this information carefully. If you have questions, please call 905-436-7624 x 106 or send an email to the programming department (External link opens in new tab or

COVID-19 Protocols

  • Visitor Vaccinations

As of November 9, all eligible OM visitors will be required to be fully vaccinated. This policy complements other health and safety measures in place and is intended to ensure that the OM is taking prudent steps to provide a safe environment. Visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination

  • Masks

For visitors over the age of 2, masks, worn over your nose and mouth, are required before you can enter any museum building.

  • Self Screening
Visitors are asked to 'self-screen' for COVID-19 symptoms before arriving for your tour, and if you have any symptoms, please contact the OM to arrange to have your tour rescheduled. 


  • Tour Options: Guided or Audio

To help with physical distancing, there are two tour options available for Henry House: Guided and Audio


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!


  • 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.


  • Contact tracing

When you arrive for a tour, we will ask for your name and phone number/e-mail upon entry.  All contact tracing information will be kept private and will only be used where necessary for contact tracing.


  • Hand sanitizer stations

You will asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry.