WA Museum of the Goldfields to welcome patrons from tomorrow with 300 maximum limit allowed

Kalgoorlie Miner
Cara Haymes has taken on the role of the WA Museum of the Goldfields' new regional manager.
Camera IconCara Haymes has taken on the role of the WA Museum of the Goldfields' new regional manager. Credit: Kelsey Reid

Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Museum of the Goldfields will open its doors again tomorrow.

In line with WA Government directions, up to 300 patrons will be allowed into the museum at any one time, with a 100-person limit in any single undivided space.

This takes into account the new occupancy limit of one person per 2sqm of venue space.

Museum of the Goldfields manager Cara Haymes said she looked forward to welcoming visitors back.

“We can’t wait to see people return to our museum and we can assure everyone that we have the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors as our single most important priority,” she said.

“We have a COVID-19 safety plan in place and the museum has been deep cleaned while it has been closed.”

In line with medical advice and WA Government requirements, the museum will be increasing cleaning of surfaces in public places, providing hand sanitiser, removing interactive and play materials and ensuring physical distancing is maintained.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the museum closed on March 23.

During the past few months, the museum has been providing free programs, which have been delivered online or through other means, such as children’s activity packs.

“We wanted to stay connected with our local community,” Ms Haymes said.

The museum’s current exhibition is Deep Light: Illuminating the wrecks of Sydney and Kormoran.

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