Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Museum Closures

Updated 3.30pm 18 November 2020

COVID-19 Temporary closure

Many of you will be aware that South Australia is implementing a significant response to a recent outbreak of COVID-19.

This means that we will be closing our museums this afternoon and for the next six days from midnight 18 November 2020, in accordance with the SA Government Emergency Management Declaration. This includes all History Trust museums and galleries including the Migration Museum, the National Motor Museum, the SA Maritime Museum and the Centre of Democracy and our headquarters located at the Torrens Parade Ground.

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow SA Health and SA Government advice. The health and safety of our teams, visitors and volunteers remains our priority. You can read more about the History Trust’s COVIDSafe approach here.

We are confident that together we can get on top of this.

There is plenty of wonderful SA history available to see and explore online, particularly through our websites.

We will continue to provide updates on any changes through our website and social media channels. If you are seeking information on COVID-19, visit www.health.gov.au or call the Australian Government’s Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080.

In the meantime, we ask our South Australian friends to stay home and stay safe.

23 March 2020

Effective midday today, Monday 23 March, The History Trust of South Australia will close all of its public sites, including National Motor Museum, South Australian Maritime Museum, Migration Museum and Centre of Democracy until further notice.

The safety and well-being of our visitors, employees, volunteers and the broader community is our top priority. We are taking these steps as a public health precaution in support of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are committed to providing support for our employees and to safeguarding our community during challenging times.

The History Trust of South Australia’s senior management have taken this decision in line with the new national widespread social gathering measures announced by the Prime Minister on 22 March.

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the situation, we will not announce a reopening date at this time and will be providing regular updates via our website and social media channels.

If you are seeking information on COVID-19, visit www.health.gov.au or call the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Thank you for your understanding. It is important that community health and safety are paramount. Take care.

Kind Regards
Greg Mackie OAM
Chief Executive Officer
History Trust of South Australia