Royal Ontario Museum set to reopen to the public next month

Jun 26 2020, 11:00 am

The Royal Ontario Museum has announced that it will reopen next month, with timed tickets going on sale July 6 for members and July 7 for the public.

With new health and safety measures in place, visitors will soon be able to reconnect with one another through art, culture, and nature in a welcoming and safe environment.

Guests who aren’t members of the museum will be able to visit starting on Saturday, July 11. Members will have advance access beginning on July 9.

The first phase of the Museum’s reopening offers visitors the opportunity to explore the ROM’s permanent collection and 40 galleries throughout the summer, including the ROM-original installation Florals: Desire and Design.

Special exhibitions and additional spaces will open at later dates.


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Following the Province of Ontario’s public health recommendations, the ROM has implemented protocols and operational changes, including:

  • Limited, timed tickets: visitors are asked to reserve tickets online ahead visiting. Tickets will be available starting July 6 for ROM Members and July 7 for the general public.
  • New temporary hours of operation: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5:30 pm
  • Requiring visitors and staff to wear face masks and respect physical distancing
  • Strict capacity limits and adapted, marked pathways to maintain physical distancing
  • Frequent cleaning and enhanced disinfecting measures

As many would-be visitors may still feel uncomfortable visiting the ROM in person, the museum will continue to offer virtual activities and other online programming through social media.

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