COVID-19: Know Before You Go
America’s National Churchill Museum is now open with safety measures in place, including advance online ticket purchases, capacity controls throughout the galleries, and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols.
To help ensure public safety and avoid crowds, it is recommended that visitors pre-purchase Museum admission online in advance.
While we are grateful to reopen, our priority is the health and safety of our visitors, local community members, and Museum staff and volunteers. We have carefully developed reopening guidelines, taking into consideration the recommendations of the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Alliance of Museums, and other public health and industry experts. Our Operations staff have also worked hard to gather necessary safety supplies for staff and guests. These new procedures will ensure that we are meeting the highest public health standards, while maintaining an excellent visitor experience.
Please note that masks are required for all visitors and staff at this time.
Hours and Tickets
- When is the museum open?
The museum is now open!
Our hours are 10 am - 4:30 pm every day except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
- Are pre-purchased tickets required?
Pre-purchased tickets are encouraged due to reduced occupancy limits. Choose a day and time, then order tickets online
. Arrive at the designated time and present your printed or electronic email confirmation at Admissions.
Walk-in tickets are also still available, although the Museum cannot guarantee that all times will be available when reserving onsite.
- Do I need to wear a mask inside the Museum?
Yes, face coverings that cover both nose and mouth are required to be worn at all times inside the museum by all guests, as well as all staff and volunteers.
- Will the Museum provide masks?
Complimentary masks are available for all visitors. However, guests are encouraged to wear their own face coverings if they prefer.
- Will visitors be required to maintain physical distance?
Yes, we ask that guests practice physical distancing throughout their visits by leaving at least 6 feet (2 meters) of space between all other guests, staff, and volunteers. Directional signage has been placed throughout the Museum to help guide your visit. Look for icons and arrows on the floors and wait in line at designated spots. Once you have entered an exhibit, please continue forward in one direction; do not walk back in the opposite direction.
- Will the Museum provide hand sanitizer?
Yes, hand sanitizer stations can be found throughout the Museum. Please utlize them and the washing stations in our public restrooms and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Will someone take my temperature when I enter the Museum?
No, we will not take guest temperatures. However, please monitor your health before coming to the museum. Stay home if you are sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been around someone in the past 14 days who has COVID-19. Stay home if you have a fever over 100.4ºF (38ºC), fatigue, scratchy throat, cough, or other cold and flu symptoms. Please enjoy our online content from home and plan to visit another day. We look forward to seeing you when you are well.
- What safety measures will be in place?
We are taking extra care in these ways:
Employees and volunteers monitor their health; those with any symptoms of COVID-19 are required to stay home.
Surfaces are cleaned and sanitized frequently, with extra attention to high-touch areas such as railings and interactive exhibits.
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the Museum.
All employees, volunteers, and guests are required to wear face coverings inside the Museum.