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Markham Museum, Varley Art Gallery to welcome back visitors

Proof of vaccination required for visitors 12 and up
Sept. 29, 2021
Irene Wong

Starting Sept. 25, the Varley Art Gallery will reopen for self-guided tours of Elusive Desires: Ness Less and Florence Yee and Subject/Object/Process: Works from the Permanent Collection. Both exhibits are on view until Jan. 2, 2022. Admission is free.

Starting Oct. 6, the Markham Museum will reopen for self-guided tours of its 25-acre outdoor grounds. Take in the sights of the apple orchard, gardens, historic buildings and more. Admission fees apply.

“We are delighted to welcome the community back for safe and enjoyable cultural experiences at our award-winning art gallery and museum,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti.

“This fall, we are excited to reopen our doors and celebrate our bold personality and vibrant mix of attractions that reflect the community’s dynamic and multicultural identity. Welcome back!”

Proof of full vaccination will be required to enter the Varley Art Gallery and the Markham Museum grounds by all visitors who are 12 years of age and older. Provincially defined medical exemptions apply.

When entering, you must show:

Don’t forget to pre-book your visits at

The Markham Museum, Varley Art Gallery and Flato Markham Theatre continue to offer a variety of virtual programs that can be enjoyed at home.

Looking for more outdoor cultural experiences? Take a stroll through Markham’s neighbourhoods and explore the city’s public art collection.