New Bedford Whaling Museum set to open its doors as Phase 3 begins in M.A.

NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) – The New Bedford Whaling Museum will be opening its doors to members on Thursday after being closed since mid-March. Museums were included in part of Massachusetts’ Phase 3 reopening plan.

Officials with the museum say they are prepared to clean and disinfect around the clock. U-V air purification systems have also been installed throughout the entire building, which reduce the spread of viruses in the air and on surfaces.

Amanda McMullen, President & CEO, New Bedford Whaling Museum said, “What we see is our ability to provide a space where someone can come and kind of break from zoom have an escape from all the virtual world that we’re all living in now. Be able to experience something really unique that museums can offer, that experiential learning, the discovery that you can get at a museum, but knowing that you can do it in a safe well. And we’ve really out in the precautions to allow people to enjoy the museum space safely.”

The first two weeks of the museum’s opening will be reserved for members only. The museum opens to the public on July 23. You will have to reserve a time slot online before you go since capacity will be limited.

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