Long Island Museum reopens

Long Island Museum reopens

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Free admission offered for the rest of the year

After being temporarily closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Long Island Museum (LIM), 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook has announced it will begin to welcome back current museum members on Saturday, Sept. 12 and the general public on Friday, Sept. 25. As a gift to the community, the LIM is offering free admission for the remainder of the year.

“Closing our doors to our community over five months ago was a difficult moment,” said Neil Watson, Executive Director of the Long Island Museum. “The Long Island Museum thrives on bringing music, art and history to our surrounding neighbors and we have missed sharing and connecting with our schools and visitors. While we are excited to welcome back our community, we do so with the utmost caution, safety and responsibility.”

Visitors are welcome to explore the state of the art Carriage Museum which includes eight renovated galleries that tell the story of transportation before the automobile and can also explore the Art Museum on the hill where the exhibition Off the Rack: Building and Preserving LIM’s Art Treasures is on display. This exhibition features highlights from the Museum’s art collection which consists of more than 500 paintings and 2,000 works on paper. The History Museum, however, will remain closed for now.

To help ensure public safety and limited capacity, the LIM will require timed ticket registration. Visitors must register for museum admission online in advance. Timed admission will be available for Friday to Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.

Physical distancing will be required and all visitors and staff must wear face masks at all times while on site. The LIM follows CDC-prescribed cleaning protocols for all buildings and will clean bathrooms and high-touch surfaces after each visitation session. To register for a timed admission, visit www.longislandmuseum.org.

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