Art Gallery of Nova Scotia re-opens on July 16

Reduced hours for the public, special openings for members and seniors plus a number of new safety measures will be the new normal

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Following its months-long closure, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will re-open on July 16.

Along with reduced hours to the public, the Gallery is offering special openings for members and seniors plus many new safety measures in place due to the pandemic. The Gallery is also offering free admission to frontline workers through September 1 as a way to thank them for their work during this time.

According to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s website: “When the doors re-open, you’ll notice that a few things have changed. Our goal is to ensure that you can immerse yourself in art and art experiences in the safest space possible. To make this possible, we have implemented several safety measures throughout the Gallery.”

Among the safety measures in place are capacity limits, a dedicated entrance and exit, sanitizing stations and one-way flow through the Gallery’s exhibits. Increased cleaning in public areas and high touch surfaces will be the norm, and hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the Gallery.

Gallery staff will be required to wear a mask when interacting with visitors, and the use of a non-medical mask or face covering by guests is strongly encouraged and required in areas of the Gallery where physical distancing is not possible.

Guided tours, facility rentals and other programming continue to be on hold until further notice.

For details on the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hours of operation and a complete list of safety measures and guidelines in place, visit