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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
Southampton, Ontario, Canada
  • 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.

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!

When the Earth Shakes, Open until November 6, 2021

Hold on tight ... get ready for earthquakes and tsunamis! Journey through a variety of interactive elements to learn more! Can you sound like an earthquake? How quickly can you assemble a map of the earth? Be an engineer, design and build model structures and test your structure to see if it would make it through an earthquake. See what happens when waves crash on the beach in the 16' long tsunami tank.

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A Tapestry of Voices, October 9 - December 31

Did you know that Canada is rich with languages, including over 60 aboriginal languages, Canada's two official languages (French and English), and more than 100 languages that immigrants have brought to our shores. This exhibit explores themes that touch the lives of speakers of every language in Canada, and answer questions like: How have the languages of Canada changed over time? What happens when languages come in contact? How can our languages be maintained for future generations? A travelling exhibition from the Canadian Language Museum.

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Upcoming Events & Programs....

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


33 Victoria Street North
Southampton, Ontario, N0H 2L0

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