Hyde changes hours, admissions for 2011
Beginning January 2, 2011, the Hyde Collection is changing the hours it is open to the public. The streamlined schedule will be Tuesdays through Fridays 11 am to 4 pm and weekends noon to 5 pm.
According to Executive Director David F. Setford, the change in hours will have little effect on regular visitors as a review of attendance statistics showed that the 10 – 11 am and 4 – 5 pm hours had significantly less traffic than mid-day.
“We began looking at reducing our hours as a potential way to save resources and the numbers showed that by selecting the first and last hour of the day, we could conserve and still meet the needs of our visitors,” said Setford. “We will still accommodate earlier arrivals for bus tours and school groups as needed, and will stay open for specific programming like our Wednesday ARTfull Afternoons drop-in program for school children which will run from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.” *
In addition, the Museum has raised its suggested donation from $5 to $8 for non-members.
Like all arts organizations, the economic climate has caused us to reconsider admissions pricing. While admission to our historic Hyde House is still by donation, we hope that visitors will help support the Museum with a larger donation for their visits this coming year,” said Setford.
The Museum will continue to be closed to the public on Mondays and national holidays. The hours for The Hyde’s administrative offices will remain Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
* NOTE: Children attending ARTfull afternoons should arrive no later than 3:45 pm for the program.