Museums on the Bruce Peninsula
Museums of the Bruce Peninsula
The Bruce Peninsula is full of culture and history. There is a huge maritime past on the Bruce - which is apparent by all the shipwrecks in the area! St Edmunds Museum - located in Tobermory, reflects the pioneer and maritime past in the region. The Park Visitors Centre has some information on natural & cultural history as well, with new exhibits show regularly.
- St Edmund's
- National Park
- Bruce County
- Other Museums
& Cultural Centres
ST EDMUNDS TOWNSHIP MUSEUM
The St Edmund's Township Museum is located in Tobermory. The museum is housed in the former St Edmunds Settlement School house - which dates back to 1898. The museum contains land deeds and registers, and a great selection of photographs of the settlement history of the region. Fishing, lumber and nautical history are depicted here.
The museum also contains an original 1875 log home - which was relocated to the property in 1971. The log house is furnished as it would have been in it's era with pot, pans, dishes and linens.
The Museum is located south of Tobermory Harbour on the East side of Highway #6
11 am - 4 pm
Weekends Victoria Day to Thanksgiving
July 1st to Labour Day
BRUCE EPNINSULA NATIONAL PARK VISITORS CENTRE
Cimb the 20m (65') tower for a bird's-eye view of the Bruce!
Chill out in the high-definition theatre, for a virtual adventure to the best spots in the park!
Experience the exhibit gallery, with everything from a full-size lighthouse, flowerpot and cliff to black bear, rattlesnake and shipwreck exhibits.
Drop in on a special demo by a park naturalist.
Shop for national park souvenirs in the gift shop.
Hike the world-famous Bruce Trail, which runs right past the visitor centre, to scenic coves on Georgian Bay.
BRUCE COUNTY MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTRE
The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre features an extensive history of Bruce County and all it entails. From storms creating shipwrecks to lighthouses and their keepers; there is no end to what you will see and learn when it comes to Marine Heritage. We are also the proud new home of the Stokes Bay Lighthouse - which now overlooks Fairy Lake. It served as a beacon on the shores of Lake Huron on the Bruce Peninsula for 107 years - until it was one of many chosen by the government to dismantle.
The BCM&CC also offers adult and children's programming - exhibits - a rich history of Bruce County and a wonderful gift shop. Our Archives and Reading Room is available for those looking to do family research or to learn more about the area and its incredible history! One visit will have you buying a membership. Visit us on line at www.brucemuseum.ca to keep up with all of our events and happenings.
“Experience the Unforgettable” at The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
Regular Hours (November – March)
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Reading Room open until 4:30 p.m.
Winter Hours (November – March)
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Reading Room open until 4:30 p.m.
Open Holiday Monday January – December: 10am - 5pm
Closed: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day
33 Victoria St N
OTHER MUSEUMS & CULTURAL CENTRES OF BRUCE PENINSULA
Chantry Island Institute offers residents and visitors a glimpse of the rich history, geology and natural beauty of the Bruce Coast. The Institute offers lectures, workshops and expeditions from June and to September.
Thursday Lectures start at 7 p.m. June 9 & 23, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 15 & 29 at Rotary/Scout Hall on Grey St. in Southampton.
Workshops run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Earthbound Gardens in Red Bay, and Sept. 10, 17 & 24 at the Bruce County Museum in Southampton.
33 Victoria St. N.
Come visit the Historic Cabot Head Lightest Museum and Visitor Centre. Tour through the rooms which display the area’s unique natural and historical wonders.
Learn about the local flora and fauna in the F.O.N sponsored Natural History Room.
In the Lindsay Township sponsored room, view the local logging and fishing artifacts of a bygone era and a large scale model of the lighthouse as it originally existed.
A third room, sponsored by the Lindsay Historical Society, provides a glimpse of life as a lightkeeper at Cabot Head over the past century.