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Rebranded NOTL Museum to reopen building, walking tours
The NOTL Museum. (Jessica Maxwell)

Residents and visitors will soon be able to plan museum visits in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Officially operating under its new name, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum will be open to the public as of July 14.

Museum hours will be 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Previously operating as the Niagara Historical Society & Museum, the facility opens not only with a new name, but with new guidelines and procedures in place to maintain a safe environment for visits.

"We're asking visitors to maintain physical distancing, follow directional arrows and we're limiting time and number of visitors inside the museum," managing director/curator Sarah Kaufman said.

The museum is following provincial guidlines to reopen and maintaining sanitization schedules for high-touch areas and bathrooms.

"We want our members and visitors to have a relaxed experience when they come here," Kaufman said, "but we're also making sure that safety is paramount, for them and our staff."

Walking tours with the museum are also set to resume July 18, with limited group sizes and new routes planned to avoid high-traffic areas in Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake.

"So, let's all meet again, and preferably wearing masks," Kaufman said, "but in the words of Vera Lynn's iconic song, let's keep smiling through."