Know before you go

We are happy to welcome you to the Firefighters’ Museum of Nova Scotia.  

Safety first

  • please stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • masks are mandatory for staff and visitors at all Nova Scotia Museum sites in indoor, and some outdoor public spaces. Children under the age of 2 are exempt, as well as children under the age of 4 when their caregiver can’t get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are also exempt.
  • people aged 12 and over will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to visit the museum.

Proof of Vaccination

Starting 4 October 2021 – As part of the COVID-19 Protocol for Proof of Full Vaccination for Events and Activities, you need proof that you're fully vaccinated to visit the museum. Proof of vaccination isn't required for children 11 and younger (they can attend events and activities with a fully vaccinated adult). Learn more: what’s considered fully vaccinated.

What we are doing to keep you safe 

The following practices have been put in place to protect you and our staff: 

  • staff are monitoring their personal health, and will stay at home if they are feeling unwell 
  • increased environmental cleaning and ventilation of public spaces and worksites 
  • we have made cleaning part of everyone’s daily duties 
  • increased sanitization/cleaning of museum spaces 
  • enhanced cleaning of interactives, shared equipment, high-touch surfaces 
  • interactives have been removed if enhanced cleaning is not possible 
  • hand sanitizer dispensers or hand washing stations are available at entrances and in common areas 
  • social distancing - keep a distance of at least 2 metres from others  
  • we’ve installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions. 
  • these changes are enforceable under public health orders.
  • We have placed directional arrows to ensure one-way safety throughout the museum. 
  • We have designated entrance and exit doors for visitors. 
  • We have limited the number of visitors allowed in the museum at one time as per Public Health guidelines. 

What you can do to keep us safe 

Before your visit please review the following guidelines to ensure you are protecting yourself and others: 

  • staff are monitoring their personal health, and will stay at home if they are feeling unwell
  • increased environmental cleaning and ventilation of public spaces and worksites
  • we have made cleaning part of everyone’s daily duties
  • increased sanitization/cleaning of museum spaces
  • enhanced cleaning of interactives, shared equipment, high-touch surfaces
  • interactives have been removed if enhanced cleaning is not possible
  • hand sanitizer dispensers or hand washing stations are available at entrances and in common areas
  • we’ve installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions.
  • please adhere to our directional arrows and entrance and exit doors. 
  • wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in most indoor spaces, including Nova Scotia Museums

How your visit will be different 

  • We have removed access to one small exhibit room (Alarm Room). 
  • Visitors will not be able to interact with the ’35 Chev. Bickle.