We are thrilled to announce that we will be able to partially reopen to the public. Beginning on Friday, September 4th , the Museum will be open to the public with a limited schedule Friday-Sunday, 10am – 4pm.
The size of our staff is small and the majority of Museum volunteers fall into high risk population, which means they will be unable to return until Phase 4. Therefore, we are taking every precaution to ensure we reopen at a pace and capacity that is manageable given the current situation.
In order to abide by social distancing regulations and guidelines for museums, our maximum visitor capacity will be 10 people and there will be a maximum group size of 5 people. The research library will remain closed to the public until Phase 4 of the reopening plan.
We have implemented a number of strategies to keep the Museum clean and safe for visitors. Visitors will be asked to follow a one-way flow on site and some interactive elements have been removed from exhibits.
All visitors will be required to wear a facemask while inside the Museum. Disposable face masks will be available if needed and exceptions will be made for children under 2.
How can you help?
Stop by the Museum when we reopen to see what’s new!
Stay connected—sign up for our email list, follow us on social media (Facebook or Instagram), and regularly check our website.
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Help us recruit high school and college students to serve as volunteers when we reopen! For more information, email our Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at [email protected].
We are so looking forward to welcoming you back to the Museum on a limited basis starting next week.
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is within the aboriginal territory of the suq̀ʷabš, “People of Clear Salt Water” (Suquamish People). Expert fishermen, canoe builders, and basket weavers, Suquamish people live in harmony with the lands and waterways along Washington’s Central Salish Sea as they have for thousands of years.