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As part of the Provincewide Shutdown announced December 21, 2020, all locations of Clarington Museums & Archives are closed to the public.

Research services are still available. If required, please complete and send the Research Request Form in advance.

General Health Measures – Provincewide Shutdown

The public health regulations recently implemented by the Ontario government in Durham Region include a range of additional restrictions affecting many businesses, as well as reduced limits on social gatherings. As per the restrictions, the Museum is closed to the public during the Provincewide Shutdown. The Museum is continuing to offer virtual research services. Please call or email staff with your questions.  We will continue to monitor changes in public health regulations and adjust services as required to ensure the safety of both our staff and customers.

Safety Precautions

The health and safety of our staff and our members continues to be our top priority.

Following Provincial restrictions, Durham Health guidance, and best practices within Cultural Heritage Institutions and attractions and retain industries, here are some of the measures we have put in place:

  • All staff have been issued and wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while handling materials and offering public service.
  • Staff have been trained and follow hand hygiene protocols.
  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces occurs regularly during opening hours.
  • The facility receives a full cleaning nightly.
  • The Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre has appropriate physical distancing protocols in place. Plexiglass is in place at the customer service desks.
  • Computer workstations are two metres apart to ensure physical distancing measures. Workstations are sanitized between use.
  • Materials accessed are quarantined for a minimum of five (5) days as a safety precaution.

COVID-19 Resources

We encourage you to stay informed about COVID-19 by referring to credible sources of information such as Durham Regions website, the Province of Ontario’s website, and Public Health Ontario.


Contact Us

PHONE: 905-623-2734
ADDRESS: 62 Temperance St. Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A8