Church History Museum and Beehive House are the latest buildings to reopen on Temple Square
Lion House and Relief Society Building still closed but will reopen at future date
The Church History Museum and the Beehive House are the latest buildings to reopen to the public on Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Both buildings reopened Monday morning after closing more than 16 months ago because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
People at the Church History Museum are thrilled to see the doors open again, Alan Johnson, the museum’s director, told the Church News.
“We’re just excited to let people come back, join us and connect with the history of the Church, especially at this time with the temple being renovated,” Johnson said in the article. “We’re just excited to have the docents back, we’re excited to have the public back, we’re just excited to get back to work.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began a phased reopening of Temple Square, one of Utah’s top tourist attractions, in June, starting with the Conference Center. The Assembly Hall, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, Family History Center and Church History Library reopened in July.
Church History Museum
Church History Museum is now open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The relocation of “Mormon Trails” from the second floor to the lower lever was the only major change during the extended closure, Johnson said.
The following exhibits are available:
- “The Heavens Are Opened”
- “Sisters for Suffrage”
- “Mormon Trails”
- “Presidents of the Church”
- “Temples Dot the Earth: Building the House of the Lord,” an interactive exhibit for children and families.
The Beehive House is available to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Which buildings have not yet reopened?
The Lion House and the Relief Society Building have not yet reopened. The church has said they will reopen at a future date.
For more information, visit templesquare.org.