Entrance to the Main Gallery of the GLBT Historical Society Museum, housing the long-term exhibition “Queer Past Becomes Present." (Photo courtesy of Dave Earl/GLBT Historical Society Museum)

The GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco’s Castro District announced Monday it will reopen later this week after having been closed for more than six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The museum, which is the country’s first stand-alone museum dedicated to LGBTQ history, is set to reopen on Thursday for members, and will reopen to the public on Saturday.

Moving forward, the museum will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m., museum officials said.

Last week, city officials gave indoor museums the green light to reopen as the number of new daily COVID-19 cases continues to fall. With the reopenings, the city is requiring museums to adhere to a maximum capacity of 25 percent and visitors are required to wear masks.

According to GLBT Historical Society Museum officials, with the reopening, the museum has implemented hourly cleanings on opening days, as well as additional cleaning when the museum is closed. Additionally, hand sanitizing stations have been made available for visitors.

Visitors must reserve tickets in advance, and the tickets will be timed at hourly intervals, museum officials said. More information can be found at www.glbthistory.org/museum.