Imagination is timeless at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
Let time slow down as the history and culture of Bruce County is revealed. Journey through thousands of years of natural and human history, meet the shopkeeper and travel back to a time where residents picked up sugar, bread and the latest news in the General Store.
What if living in the moment, included the past?
Visit the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre to explore the County’s long and proud history 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, be the conductor of the “Bruce County Museum Railway” or play in our technology lab. Discover the 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. You’ll discover all this and more!
When you’re an explorer, what you actually end up discovering is the power of your own imagination.
Where Memories are Made
With a diverse calendar of programs and events, it’s an open invite for families, adults and children to learn and experience history and culture at its best. Children’s programming includes Day Camps, Museum Munchkins, Halloween sleepovers, PA Day movies and more! For adults, the Museum is home to wine tastings, art shows, after hour’s mixers, lectures, and concerts. Sign-up for the Museums e-flyer to stay up to date on the latest programs and exhibits.
50,000 Artifacts, One Place
Whether you are taking a journey of personal history or interested in public records, we are here to help. Our Research Room staff will guide you through the process of historical and genealogical research utilizing Bruce County Archives and Collections resources. The Archives is home to a variety of records that tell the collective story of Bruce County – both past and present – including municipal records, education records, business and organization records, personal papers and multimedia collections. Plus, many records and collections items are available for viewing online!
Discover more about Bruce County military heritage where you can search the men and women who played a part in our military history, view artifacts and archival material.
Enjoy the many benefits of Membership – not only will you receive FREE admission for the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, you will also receive FREE admission to Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Huron County Museum, Simcoe County Museum and Waterloo Region Museum. In addition, Membership provides discounts on facility rentals and in the Gift Shop as well as special member rates for Museum programs and events.
Make a Difference
Share your talent, skills and time as a Museum Volunteer! Volunteers are the building blocks of our Museum; all of our activities and programs depend on the assistance of dedicated volunteers. When you volunteer, you become a guide of culture and history for Bruce County.