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Schaeffer House Museum is currently closed to visitors. Image: Emma Pritchard

Museum doors close again

Emma Pritchard

The Clarence River Historical Society has been forced to close the doors of Schaeffer House Museum due to the current Covid-19 outbreak.

With the whole of Greater Sydney currently adhering to a strict 14-day lockdown, and regional communities including the Clarence Valley following new Covid-19 guidelines, the decision was made to close the museum on June 27 in the interests of public health and safety.

Volunteers at the museum had been busy preparing two special exhibits for the 2021 July Racing Carnival and 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

It is currently unknown when the museum will reopen.

The popular local attraction was also forced to close for a lengthy period in 2020 at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Keep a lookout in upcoming editions of the Clarence Valley Independent for further updates regarding the museums reopening.