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Royal Saskatchewan Museum to Improve Accessibility

Released on August 29, 2017

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) is taking action to improve accessibility.  The RSM will soon have a safer, larger and more accessible public elevator.  The replacement project will begin on September 5, and is planned to be completed by early 2018.

“The RSM is not only one of our province’s top tourist attractions, but an important learning centre for young and old alike,” Central Services and Acting Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Christine Tell said.  “Improving access to the facility for anyone experiencing a disability is important to ensuring families and individuals can take advantage of everything the museum has to offer.”

Work at the RSM, which has been housed at its current location since May 1955, is being coordinated to minimize the impact on museum visitors.  Any noisy activity will be completed when the museum is closed and dust will be controlled within the work area.

“The Royal Saskatchewan Museum has become an increasingly popular destination in our province’s capital and continues to have record visitation,” RSM Director Peter Menzies said.  “The replacement project, led by the Ministry of Central Services, will contribute to the excellent visitor experience enjoyed by museum guests.”

While the RSM will be without an elevator for the duration of the replacement project, a portable platform lift will be available for use.  The lift will be available for most wheeled mobility aids, including manual and motorized wheelchairs.  Guests with infants or young children are encouraged to consider using baby carriers instead of strollers until construction is complete.

The public is encouraged to notify RSM staff in advance if they wish to access the portable equipment and should note that this device is not suitable for canes, walkers, crutches or strollers.

Updates on the project will be provided on the RSM’s social media channels, including Twitter (twitter.com/royalsaskmuseum), Facebook (www.facebook.com/Royal.Saskatchewan.Museum) and Instagram (instagram.com/royalsaskmuseum).

Updates and further information about the Super-Trac is available on the RSM website (www.royalsaskmuseum.ca/) or by calling 306-787-2815.

The RSM, located at 2445 Albert Street, is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Hours remain unchanged during construction.  Admission is by donation.

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For more information, contact:

Jill Sveinson
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-787-5781
Email: jill.sveinson@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-527-8152

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