As of April, 8, 2021 at 12:01 am, the Government of Ontario declared a State of Emergency and issued a Stay-at-Home order across the entire province. The Stay-at-Home order requires everyone to remain at home and only leave for essential purposes. More information can be found at Grey Bruce Public Health. We cannot wait to welcome you back to Bruce County, but now is the time to stay safe and stay at home.

Official Tourism Website of Bruce County, Ontario, Canada

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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
Southampton, ON
  • Bruce Remembers Gallery
  • Rise of Community Technology Lab
  • Riding the Rails
  • First Nations Cultural Demonstration Counter
  • The Last Frontier Woodworking Maker Space
  • HMS General Hunter - Shooting a Cannon
  • Speaking of Wildlife Show
Please note: Some business hours may vary due to COVID-19.

Due to the Provincial Emergency Brake the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre will be closed to the public as of April 3, 2021.

Visit our website at and stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter for further updates and to stay connected with our virtual programs and services.


Experience the long and proud history of Bruce County beginning in the Anishnaabwe Endaat gallery, through pioneer times to present day.  Journey through thousands of years of natural and human history; come face-to-face with a baby mammoth, meet the shopkeeper while exploring Bevan's General Store, or play in our technology lab.  Explore the Hall of Transportation filled with our rich marine history of Bruce County's lighthouses, shipwrecks and fishing industry; board the HMS General Hunter, an 1812 battleship replica, where an exciting virtual experience awaits as you shoot the cannon to defeat the enemy, then be the conductor of the Bruce County Museum Railway and learn how rail changed travel in Bruce County.  Step into the trenches of WWI and follow the life of a Bruce County soldier through the war. Discover all this and more!

The BCM&CC offers adult and children's programming and special events, and is home to the Bruce County Archives & Research Room. One visit will have you buying a membership!  You can also use your membership for free admission at 4 additional Museums including: Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Waterloo Region Museum & Archives, Huron County Museum and Simcoe County Museum!

Click here to explore the BCM&CC 

Trailblazers - March 2 - May 31, 2021

What does it mean to be a trailblazer? This title is given to individuals who clear a path that was not there, who take risks, and show people what is possible.

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre (BCM&CC) is proud to present 'Trailblazers', an exhibition created by The Canadian Centre for Gender + Sexual Diversity (CCGSD). This exhibition highlights Canadians who have led the way for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and includes a Bruce County native, Jim Egan, who was a prominent activist widely known for his role in the landmark Supreme Court Case Egan v. Canada. Learn more about the lives and work of these remarkable individuals who have acted as a voice for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and advocated for equal rights and freedoms in Canada.

Visit for a schedule of programs and events, to register for programs, and to plan your next journey through Bruce County history. 


33 Victoria St., N.
Southampton, ON, N0H 2L0

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