Masks and Physical Distancing Measures
Will Continue at the Museum after 21 March 2022.

The Thunder Bay Museum continues to be open to the public with the following protocols:

  • There are no longer capacity limits to the Museum
  • Passive screening for all visitors
  • Mandatory masks
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing requirements of 2m
  • Constant cleaning of commonly touched surfaces
  • Interactive exhibits have been removed or are covered
  • Only the washrooms on the 1st and 3rd floor will be available to the public
  • Public water fountains will not be available
  • Maximum 4 occupants in the elevator at one time (unless you are in a family group)


Room Rentals and Meeting Spaces

All EVENT attendees older than 5 years will need to show at the time of entry to the Museum the enhanced proof of vaccination QR code along with valid identification.  You can download yours by visiting:

This does not apply to visitors coming to tour exhibits, researchers, or other people entering the Museum for purposes other that special events where gatherings may compromise social distancing or there would be eating and drinking without masks.

We continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic closely and follow guidance from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

The following programs restarted on 31 January 2022.

The Museum appreciates our members and patrons patience as we continue to take steps to protect our staff, their families, and the public.

The Thunder Bay Museum had previously closed to the public:

  • 18 March 2020 to 29 June 2020
  • 26 December to 26 July 2021
  • 5 January to 31 January 2022

If you have stories, photographs, or even artifacts related to your Pandemic experiences and would like to donate them please visit here:

We will be constantly monitoring the pandemic situation and our protocols for staff and visitor safety may change without notice.