The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is preparing to open its doors for the first time since March 13.
On Thursday, September 10 at 9 am CT, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open its doors to the public. The day prior, the museum will be open for museum members only.
“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.”
According to a press release, tours of Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B will resume in a limited capacity, while the Taylor Swift Education Center will be closed to the public for the time being. All in-person programming remains on hiatus. All exhibitions that had opened before the museum closed on March 13 have been extended.
In order to comply with Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville, new policies and procedures will be put in place. The new guidelines include:
• 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
Additional information on the museum’s health and safety guidelines and reopening details can be found on the museum’s official website.