The Chimczuk Museum is a premier museum destination that houses permanent exhibits on the history of the Windsor area, the Original People’s Culture and Legacy, and the development of The City of Windsor. The site also features a state-of-the-art Children’s Gallery and Learning Space with opportunities for hands-on exploration for our young and young at heart, two galleries for travelling and temporary exhibitions, and a gift shop with fantastic souvenirs for guests of all ages.
The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre, Also known as the the Marine and Rail Museum is housed in the former Canadian National Railway Station. The museum features artefacts, models, and photos of Owen Sound’s rich marine and rail history. They can be found along the waterfront on 1st Avenue West in Owen Sound.
Unique in the nation’s capital, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum provides an immersive, fun, and educational experience that showcases life in the 1920s and 30s with dozens of heritage and true-to-the-era reproduction buildings – including a working sawmill and blacksmith forge – heritage breed farm animals, people in costume, vintage tractor-pulled wagon rides, and so much more. The museum is open during the summer on Wednesdays to Sundays, from 10 am to 5 pm.
**Please note that admission is required to use the washrooms and drinking water on site.
Le Musée-village du patrimoine de Cumberland offre une occasion unique de vivre une expérience amusante et éducative dans la capitale nationale qui vous plongera dans la vie des années 1920 et 1930. Venez contempler les dizaines d’édifices patrimoniaux et de reproductions représentatives de l’époque, y compris une scierie et une forge qui fonctionnent encore ainsi que les animaux de races patrimoniales, et profitez-en pour rencontrer les personnages costumés, faire des tours de chariots tirés par des tracteurs de l’époque, et bien plus encore. Le musée est ouvert pendant l’été les mercredis aux dimanches, de 10 h à 17 h.
**Veuillez noter que les frais d’admission sont requises afin d’utiliser les salles de bain et l’eau potable.
Descend into history, 75 feet underground.
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The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum is a once-top secret, four-storey underground bunker, originally designed as the centre for Canada’s defence against nuclear attack during the Cold War. Now, it is a one-of-a-kind museum and national historic site preserving and promoting Canada’s Cold War history.
When you visit the Diefenbunker, you are stepping into history — we are Canada’s most significant Cold War artifact and stand as a testament to the important role that Canada played during a critical period in recent world history. We have a crucial role to play in helping us to understand our past and build our collective future.
More than a museum, the Diefenbunker is a place where visitors can immerse themselves in the stories, people, and artifacts of the past, and take away lessons for the future. The Diefenbunker’s one-of-a-kind experiential learning environment, coupled with its award-winning programs, events, and exhibitions, draws visitors from around the world.
The Dundas Museum & Archives is a place where learning about history is an active and social experience, inspiring children and adults to learn more about the many dimensions of our town’s past. Established in 1956, the private, non-profit Museum preserves, interprets, exhibits, and provides access to the artifacts and archives of the people, families, organizations, and businesses in Dundas and area. The Museum is free of charge and located at 139 Park Street West in Dundas.
Dundurn Castle: Discover this 40-room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830s on the former site of Burlington Heights; a fortified supply depot established by the British in 1813. Once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canadas (1854-1856) and his family, today Dundurn Castle tells the story of the family who lived above stairs and the servants who lived and worked below stairs to support their affluent lifestyle. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Corn-wall is the museum’s Royal Patron and the great, great, great granddaughter of Sir Allan MacNab. Experience unique and engaging cooking, craft and gardening workshops or custom-design your own for groups of 15 or more. The Kitchen Garden at Dundurn: William Reid was Sir Allan’s gardener for over 25 years. Explore his lovingly restored kitchen garden, where we use 1850’s tools and varieties to grow food for Dundurn Castle’s historic kitchen. Stop by the garden gate for the sights and scents of the 19th century. Hamilton Military Museum: Discover Canadian military history! Investigate the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837–38, the Boer War and World War I. See a reconstructed World War I trench, a medals display and our changing exhibit gallery. There is something for everyone, including games for children. The Coach House at Dundurn: Housed in an 1870’s Coach House, this unique, meeting and reception facility can accommodate groups up to 88 people. The Coach House is also home to The Castle Shop, featuring a variety of Canadian handmade crafts, souvenirs and special gifts.
Built in 1857, Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre, formerly the Caledonia Town Hall and Lock-Up, was designed by noted architect John Turner. Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre presents the history of Caledonia through educational and outreach activities and a number of permanent & temporary exhibits. Of particular note is the original 1857 jail cell and a permanent display highlighting the gypsum mining industry along the Grand River. Local history or family genealogy may be researched in the Gillespie Clark Reference Library. The library contains books, files and documents relating to Caledonia’s rich history. The archive holds a collection of surviving editions of the Grand River Sachem from 1856 to the present day.
3000 square foot exhibit centre next to treed picnic area on road with paved shoulders; changing exhibitions on local history and a variety of travelling shows. Washrooms and a gift shop.
Located next to Sugarbowl Park and minutes from the Niagara River. Canadian National Railway steam engine 6218 is the cornerstone artifact of the Fort Erie Railway Museum. Built in 1948, the 4-8-4 wheel configuration Northern type served well into the 1960s. In its retirement it serves as a reminder of days past when Fort Erie boasted the third-largest rail yard in Canada. As well as a host of artifacts including tools and telegraphic equipment, the original Grand Trunk Railway Station in Ridgeway and the CN B-1 station (used to monitor traffic over the International Railway Bridge) were moved to the railroad museum site and are being preserved. The B-1 serves as office and gift shop. The Ridgeway Station houses the main exhibit area. This Museum is managed by Fort Erie Museum & Cultural Services. It is open 7 days a week from late May to Labour Day and closed for the fall and winter. Please check the website to confirm hours before you arrive. Note: the park remains accessible even when Museum is closed.
Fort Henry is both a museum and a spectacular historic site. In fact Fort Henry is part of Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Rideau Canal. Once inside the fortification’s wooden gates visitors enter a marvellous reproduction of 19th century military life. The site offers guided tours, scenic views, and musical performances from a military band and military and marching demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard. The Fort also plays host to numerous special ceremonies and events throughout the tourist season, so don’t be surprised if you get a little unforeseen bonus during your visit. Special bonus to visitors: Fort Henry offers a Reciprocal Program with its partner historic site Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario. When you purchase an admission during the regular season (May 16- September 6) you will receive an admission ticket FREE to use to visit Fort Henry again or to visit Upper Canada Village. It’s Ontario’s best family deal!
The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is a community-based non-profit organization which acts as a steward for the heritage of Glengarry, the first county in Upper Canada. The Museum is committed to presenting and communicating the unique stories of pioneers to this area in an engaging and professional manner. The surrounding area is ideal for cycling and the Museum has a dedicated, secure compound for storing bicycles.
The Goulbourn Museum tells the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement. It is home to interactive and hands-on exhibitions such as The 100th Regiment of Foot – about the soldiers who settled Goulbourn Township in 1818 after the War of 1812-1814; The Village Store where kids can dress up as pioneers & shop or barter for supplies; as well as exhibits about early Goulbourn settlers, the communities in the Township, and local services.
Grey Roots Museum & Archives is a multi-faceted attraction that preserves and promotes the cultural and heritage traditions of Grey County. Innovative and informative interpretive programs and demonstrations, rotating exhibits, a heritage village, archival resources and superior customer service create an exciting and educational visitor experience.
Overlooking the Grand River, under a canopy of majestic oak trees in the Courthouse Park, the Haldimand County Museum and Archives preserves and presents Haldimand’s rich and diverse heritage for the public. Our gallery offers something fascinating and new, with ever-changing historical exhibits.
Also on-site is an authentic log cabin, dating to 1835. Originally located on the Old Plank Road near Caledonia, the cabin was once home to the Nicholas Family, early settlers to the area. Now the building is a perfect setting for interpreting the struggles and rewards of pioneer life. The archives are a valuable resource for researchers and hobbyists alike, with an extensive collection of family histories, local histories, newspapers, church records, cemetery transcripts, census records, some birth, marriage and death records, and much more. Microfiche/microfilm readers and Internet access are available to visitors to maximize the response to their research queries. If unable to visit, museum staff can be hired to do the research! Special events and programs are held year-round at the museum, making it an ideal destination for family outings whether traveling from near or far. Contact the museum for more details. And finally, the beautiful grounds make a lovely spot for a picnic, complete with picnic tables and scenic surroundings. We hope to see you soon!
Witness the social and mechanical life of Canada’s early industrial revolution. Housed in Hamilton’s first Waterworks, this National Historic Site preserves two 70-ton steam engines, perhaps the oldest surviving Canadian-built engines.