COVID -19 Policies and Procedures
The Western Development Museum (WDM) has been welcoming visitors from around the world to learn about the Saskatchewan story from the beginning of settlement to present-day for more than 70 years. We have taken numerous precautions to create a clean, comfortable, and enjoyable environment. Whether you are a returning visitor or new to the Museum, we are working hard to ensure not only a memorable visit but a safe one, too.
We ask any visitors who feel unwell, have a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms to please stay home.
Visiting the Museum
|Hours of Operation:
All WDM locations are open daily.
WDM Moose Jaw: 10:00am – 5:00 pm
WDM North Battleford: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WDM Saskatoon: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
WDM Yorkton: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Boomtown Café at the WDM Saskatoon is open from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
|Please try to maintain 6 feet (2 meters) distance between you and other visitors.|
|Masks are not required but are encouraged for visitors at all WDM locations. Masks will be required if you are attending an in-person workshop being held indoors.
WDM staff will continue wearing masks.
|Please use hand sanitizer found throughout the Museum.|
|Do NOT touch the artifacts or exhibits. Artifacts cannot be cleaned using disinfectant – it will damage them.|
|The K+S Potash Canada Short Line 101 at the WDM Moose Jaw will not operate for the 2021 season.|
For Your Safety
- Physical distancing is encouraged – visitors that are not visiting together should maintain 6 feet (2 meters) distance or more from others.
- Hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the Museum.
- Directional signs and arrows have been installed in all gallery spaces. Please follow all signage.
- Increased cleaning and sanitization for all public areas and surfaces will take place throughout the day.
- For information on catering and rental activities, please contact the WDM location directly. Click on the location you are inquiring about: WDM Moose Jaw WDM North Battleford WDM Saskatoon WDM Yorkton
Check out the video below for information on why we don’t touch artifacts in a museum. Help us to protect our artifacts.