OMAH Has Re-Opened!

Our new hours are Thursday to Saturday, 12-3pm by appointment.  To book your visit, please call 705-326-2159 or email the Visitor Experiences Team. We are committed to a graduated approach to re-opening to ensure we meet public health requirements, keeping OMAH safe for our visitors.  

On the art side, we have installed a new exhibition titled Hunter Games by Sadko Hadzihasanovic, a challenging look at gun culture in North America and its impact on children. We are also reorganizing some of our spaces on the first floor and updating our exhibition schedules.

The museum’s mission rests on two pillars -- art and history – that deserve equal attention in our exhibitions and programming. However, to give new vitality to our history mandate, we are planning a gallery that will showcase a rotation of art and artefacts from our permanent collection. We will also be examining issues concerning Indigenous people and social minorities both historically and currently, not through the lens of a traditional museum, but from the perspective of the people themselves.

Thank you all for your patience and support. We look forward to seeing you all once again.


Keeping our OMAH Team and Visitors Safe:

General Information about Reopening:

  • Information and safety protocols for visitors are available on our website and via social media posts. This information will be available prior to reopening and should safety advice change, these sites will be updated.
  • Signage will be posted at the entrances and other locations throughout the facility to remind staff, volunteers and visitors of safety protocols.


Entering the building:

  • All staff, volunteers and visitors must self-screen for Covid-19 symptoms before entering the building. Self-screening can be done on the internet at, or a paper form will be provided by staff or volunteers for those lacking internet access.
  • Visitors must provide contact information so that they can be contacted should we have any reason to suspect exposure to Covid-19.
  • Entry will be through the Courtyard Entrance, and exit through the Peter St. S. door unless staff or volunteers indicate otherwise.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the entrance and exits.
  • Visitors are required to wear a mask, face covering or face shield while visiting the galleries. If visitors do not have masks, we will provide one. 
  • At present we will be using timed entry. This means that visitors will be able to email to book a time to visit. Once this time is confirmed, visitors may arrive at the booked time to visit the galleries. [Note: This policy may change as opening up continues and government advice changes.] We will also apply capacity limits as to the number of visitors allowed in at any one time. Group tours are unavailable at this time.
  • Physical distancing must be maintained while in the galleries. The safe distance is 6 ft. or 2 metres between persons.
  • Where possible, floor markings will indicate safe distancing, but sometimes this will not be possible. Be aware, be safe.
  • Payment for entry or for shop items will be via contactless payment.
  • Washrooms are not open at this time.