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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
Southampton, ON
  • Animal Gibberish, Subtitled for Humans
  • Bruce Remembers Gallery
  • Rise of Community Technology Lab
  • First Nations Cultural Demonstration Counter
  • Animal Gibberish, Subtitled for Humans
  • The Last Frontier Woodworking Maker Space
  • HMS General Hunter - Shooting a Cannon
  • Animal Gibberish, Subtitled for Humans
  • Speaking of Wildlife Show
  • Wine Tasting Event
  • Brews & Bites - Beer Tasting Event
  • Wedding on the Patio
  • Wedding in the Bruce Gallery
  • Wedding Photo

Experience the long and proud history of Bruce County beginning in the First Nations 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 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.  Step into the trenches of WWI and follow the life of a Bruce County soldier through the war.  Discover all this and more!

"Animal Gibberish, Subtitled for Humans" is a fun filled and interactive exhibit that will help you discover who does what and send messages just like animals do!  Have you ever wondered what animals are saying?  Animals express themselves in many ways to convey simple messages, such as "I like you", "Danger!" or "I'm Hungry".  The more social they are, the more unique their ways of communicating. Exhibit produced by the Sherbrooke Museum of Natural Science, funded in part by Canadian Heritage.  Proudly presented by Ontario Power Generation and 101.7 The One. This exhibit is open from May 18 until September 3, 2018.  

"Alan Weinstein, The Ontario Studio: Five Decades" Since his one-man show in 1961 at the Pollock Gallery, Toronto, artist Alan Weinstein has exhibited in museums and galleries across Canada, the United States and in Australia. Now his work is being honored at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre.  Explore this retrospective of paintings and prints from Alan's Bruce County studio.  This exhibit is open from June 3 to September 3, 2018.

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!

  • KidZone Summer Day Camp - Registration is now open
  • School's Out Movies - June 29 "A Goofy Movie"
  • Te@m Workshop - July 9 & 10
  • Speaking of Wildlife - July 2, 26, 30, Aug. 6 & 20 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side - July 7, 14, 21, Aug 11 & 25 at 11:00 a.m.
  • First Nations Cultural Demonstrations - July 3 - Aug 23, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Special Guest Wednesdays - July 4 - August 29
  • Women's Institute Fridays - July 6 - August 31
  • LEGO® Fridays - July 6 - August 31
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Movies - July 7- Sept. 1
  • All this and more!

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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