|Berkshire Museum Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions Starting May 29|
|12:06PM / Thursday, May 27, 2021|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — This Saturday, May 29, the Berkshire Museum will begin to welcome walk-in visitors and shoppers and allow groups of more than six individuals for the first time since it reopened in August 2020. This move follows Governor Charlie Baker's announcement last week ending state COVID-19 restrictions on May 29.
Starting Saturday, vaccinated guests will not be required to wear masks. However, museum staff will continue to wear face coverings and strongly encourage all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to do the same to create the safest possible environment for all patrons; and especially the museum's many visitors under age 12 who are not yet eligible for vaccination.
Reservations, which have been required to visit the museum and gift shop since August, will now be optional. Guests who purchase tickets in advance will benefit from a fast and easy priority check-in process when they arrive at the museum. For now, museum hours will remain the same: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sundays, noon to 5 pm. Visitors are encouraged to plan and reserve their next museum experience at berkshiremuseum.org/visit
The museum distributed a survey via email to more than five hundred recent guests on Tuesday afternoon to gather feedback that will help shape decisions as the organization adapts to ensure the safety and comfort of all its guests in the weeks and months to come.