MASI Lugano – LAC
The museum is open to the public at the following times:
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Protection Plan for Visitors within the Exhibition Areas
This protection plan has been drafted in full compliance with the Federal COVID-19 Ordinance III. These provisions are valid from 29 October 2020 until further notice.
Personal Protective Equipment
From 1 September 2020, it is mandatory for all museum personnel and visitors above the age of 10 to wear protective masks throughout the LAC cultural centre. These guidelines are also enforced throughout all MASI Lugano exhibition and common areas.
Access to the museum is managed in compliance with social distancing rules currently in force (1.5 metres between visitors). As a rule, a maximum of 50 people (including security staff and other personnel) may be present in the museum’s exhibition hall at any given time.
In order to ensure the traceability of the museum’s visitors, guests are asked to leave their contact details (full name along with a verifiable phone number or email) at the time of purchase/collection of their entrance ticket. For groups visiting the museum together, the contact details of one representative participant will suffice.
The ticketing office is provided with a protective acrylic screen. Floor signs mark the 1.5-metre distance to be maintained between visitors waiting in line to collect or purchase tickets.
Educational and cultural mediation material is distributed at the Ticketing Desk and is not reused.
Sample copies of the books and catalogues for sale at the Welcome Desk are provided on request and may be perused using the disposable gloves provided.
Hand sanitizer dispensers and disposable gloves are available at the entrance to the museum and all exhibition areas.
Visiting the Museum
Circulation of visitors between floors is regulated by means of the lift (1 person at a time if not members of the same household; 4 people at a time if members of the same household/group of people) or via the stairs. Security staff are strategically placed across the various floors in order to regulate a safe flow of visitors.
The lavatories are located on the second floor.
Cultural Mediation and Guided Tours
A maximum number of 10 participants per group (excluding the guide) is permitted.
Visits outside opening hours may be organized on request with a maximum of 50 participants (including security staff and guides) permitted in the exhibition space.
The group leader is responsible for ensuring the traceability of all participants.
In the case of events held in the museum areas, the benchmark figure to determine the maximum number of people permitted is 4 square metres per person, with a maximum of 50 participants.
The GastroSuisse protection plan provisions apply to any event that include food and drink consumption. Compliance with social distancing rules (1.5 metres between people) must be observed at all times.
The event manager is responsible for ensuring the traceability of all participants.
Hygiene / Sanitation
All high-contact surfaces, handrails, door handles, lift buttons and lavatories are regularly sanitized.