Know before you go

We are happy to welcome you back to the Wile Carding Mill.  It is our mission to provide a responsible and comfortable visit to our site.

We’ve been working hard to prepare our sites for your visit; however, Social Distancing isn’t always possible in all of our spaces. 

Safety first 

  • please stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people - this means you should stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your group.
  • masks are mandatory for staff and visitors at all NSM sites in indoor, and some outdoor public spaces. Children under the age of 2 are exempt, as well as children under the age of 4 when their caregiver cannot get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are also exempt.
  • we will be collecting visitor information for contact tracing.

What we are doing to keep you safe 

The following practices have been put in place to protect you and our staff: 

  • staff are monitoring their personal health, and will stay at home if they are feeling unwell 
  • increased environmental cleaning of public spaces and worksites 
  • we have made cleaning part of everyone’s daily duties 
  • enhanced cleaning of interactives, shared equipment, high-touch surfaces 
  • hands on activities have been removed this summer to reduce shared contact and maintain social distancing 
  • hand sanitizer dispensers available at entrances and in common areas 
  • social distancing - keep a distance of at least 2 metres/6 feet from others  
  • we have installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions.
  • entry is limited to a maximum of up to 10 visitors in the mill at one time.
  • these changes are enforceable under public health orders.  

Access to the Wile Carding Mill Museum will be by walk in first come first serve  baisis. Visitor washrooms will be sanitized twice daily. Admission is FREE. Donations welcome.

What you can do to keep us safe 

Before your visit please review the following guidelines to ensure you are protecting yourself and others: 

  • staff are monitoring their personal health, and will stay at home if they are feeling unwell
  • increased environmental cleaning and ventilation of public spaces and worksites
  • we have made cleaning part of everyone’s daily duties
  • increased sanitization/cleaning of museum spaces
  • enhanced cleaning of interactives, shared equipment, high-touch surfaces
  • interactives have been removed if enhanced cleaning is not possible
  • hand sanitizer dispensers or hand washing stations are available at entrances and in common areas
  • social distancing - keep a distance of at least 2 metres from others
  • we have installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions.

How your visit will be different 

Wile Carding Mill Museum staff will continue to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere. What will be different this summer are the extra steps we are taking to keep everyone safe. Hands-on activities and interactives have been omitted.