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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
Southampton, ON, Canada

Discover the extensive history of Bruce County and all it entails at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre in Southampton. Climb aboard the HMS General Hunter, shop in Bevan’s General Store and explore the last frontier as you explore the Museum’s many hands-on and interactive exhibits. There is no end to what you will see, do and learn! 

The Museum 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!

“TOYS: The Inside Story” - May 19 – September 4

Have you ever wondered what makes toys go? Peek inside some popular toys with this interactive family exhibit! “Toys” includes 12 different hands-on stations illustrating the simple mechanisms found in toys.  Explore linkages, cams, pulleys and circuits…win at Operation®, find out what makes a Jack-in-the-Box jump, see behind the screen of an Etch-A-Sketch® and more!

This exhibit is on loan from the Montshire Museum of Science.  Tour managed by Sciencenter.

Proudly presented by Ontario Power Generation and 101.7 The One.

As The Crow Flies  - May 14 – September 4

The Museum is curating a new fibre art show with a twist! “As the Crow Flies” is a collection of multi-fibre, multi-media pieces inspired Canada’s 150th.  Fibre Artists were invited to create original pieces inspired by their interpretation of Canada in celebration of this milestone anniversary!  Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind art show.

The Last Frontier

This exhibit pays homage to the County’s pioneer and works in conjunction with the Museum’s Permanent Galleries to complete Bruce County’s history from the 1850s to the 1900s by telling the stories that occurred from the first shanty through to the cultural development of the General Store.  Learn more about the area’s early settlement, immigration from Europe, surveying and land sales, and domestic activities while exploring architecture, business, crime, education, religion, services, technology, tourism, and transportation.

Proudly presented by Enbridge and 98 The Beach.

Also This Summer

  • Experience history as costumed interpreters bring exhibits to life
  •  Get up close & personal with ‘Speaking of Wildlife’
  • Sign up for KidZone Discovery Day Camp
  • Join us for First Nations Cultural Demonstrations

Visit for a schedule of programs and events or call us toll free at 1-866-318-8889 to plan your visit today!  33 Victoria Street North, Southampton, ON in beautiful Saugeen Shores.


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

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Accessible Washrooms
Child Friendly
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No Pets
No Smoking
Open Fall
Open Spring
Open Winter
Rainy Day Activities
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