Visit the Museum

As per the Province’s phased approach easing public health restrictions, Clarington Museums & Archives will re-open the Sarah Jane Williams Centre on an appointment-only basis for research assistance and/or self-directed tours of exhibits effective as of Monday, January 31, 2022. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Building capacity is 15 people.

To schedule your visit, please phone 905-623-2734 or email to select a date and appointment time. Staff will confirm your appointment in advance.

If required, please complete and send the Research Request Form in advance of your appointment, so staff may ensure materials are prepared and ready for your use.

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.

Waverley Place and Clarke Schoolhouse locations remain closed.

Please see the Government of Ontario’s COVD-19 Public Health Measures and Advice website for more information.

General Health Measures and Safety Plan – Roadmap to Reopen, Modified Step 2

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:

  • Staff are screened prior to entering the workplace.
  • 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 Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre 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 desk.
  • Everyone is asked to help stop the spread of germs by following proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
  • We will follow the directives of Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) or Ontario Public Health of staff diagnosed with COVID-19 or exposed to high-risk contact to someone with COVID-19, and we will cooperate fully with their investigation.
  • Should a staff member become ill at work, we will follow protocols to ensure they receive the proper care following self-isolation and disinfecting procedures and follow applicable Public Health directives.

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