Detroit's Motown Museum reopens to guests July 15 with added safety precautions

Posted at 10:47 AM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 10:52:38-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Motown Museum in Detroit will reopen to guests on July 15. Officials say the reopening will come with "a safer, more personalized museum experience."

The museum closed March 13 amid pandemic concerns. During the temporary closure, the museum has developed safety plans that aim to prioritize the health and safety of guests, according to a release from the museum.

Additionally, with the reopening, guests will now be allowed to take photos and videos inside the museum for the first time ever.

“This has been a challenging few months for all of us, but the talent of our team and the resilience and resolve of our organization to make this reopening date happen is truly special,” said Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry. “We have worked extremely hard to make sure this time was used effectively, and that when we were able to safely reopen, we could allow museum visitors to experience that one-of-a-kind Motown magic in this new environment where safety is our top priority. As we open our doors once again, we are filled with energy and optimism. We can’t wait to share in the enjoyment with our fans, our guests, and every member of our extended Motown family.

What guests can expect when visiting Motown Museum:

  • Walk-up guests can be accommodated, but guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online prior to their visit.
  • It is mandatory for all guests to wear a mask inside the museum. If a guest does not have a face covering, Motown Museum will provide a mask.
  • Guests will be greeted by an associate with a tablet for check-in.
  • Guests must undergo a touchless temperature check outside Motown Museum upon arrival.
  • Guests must complete a short health screening questionnaire for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival.

Additional changes include tour group sizes of no more than 10, and Motown-themed signage throughout the museum that reminds visitors of proper social distancing.

The Motown Museum shop has also expanded to an outdoor pop-up tent where visitors can have contactless shopping with call-ahead ordering and curbside pickup.

Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To purchase tickets click here. For more information on the the Motown Museum, visit

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