The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will reopen its galleries to the public at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. One day prior, on Wednesday, Sept. 9, the museum will open at the same hour for museum members. The museum has been closed since March 13, as tours and in-person events across the nation were being canceled due to the spread of COVID-19 cases. All exhibitions that had opened before the museum closed on March 13 have been extended.
Once the Country Music Hall of Fame reopens in September, tours of Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B will also resume in a limited capacity, while The Taylor Swift Education Center will remain closed to the public. All in-person programming remains on hiatus.
“We closed March 13, and since that day we have been anticipating and preparing for the museum’s reopening,” said Kyle Young, museum CEO. “The museum places its highest premium on health and safety. Because there has been steady improvement in the number of COVID-19 cases and a significant decline in transmission rates locally plus a decrease in new cases nationally over the past four weeks, we have decided to reopen. The museum experience will be slightly different—visitors will wear masks, practice social distancing, tour in smaller groups and enter the museum according to a pre-arranged, staggered schedule, and there will be no in-person programming. But our commitment to sharing the country music story has not changed.”
The museum will reopen in alignment with Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville. Policies and procedures are in place to help ensure a safe and healthy environment for guests, staff and volunteers, including:
- Masks for staff and guests over age 2
- Temperature checks for staff and guests entering the building
- Intensified and expanded cleaning routines, which include disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as elevator buttons, touchscreens and handrails
- Timed ticketing and touchless transactions
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