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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
Southampton, ON
  • Riding the Rails - Be the Conductor
  • 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
  • Wine Tasting Event
  • Brews & Bites - Beer Tasting Event

Experience the long and proud history of Bruce County beginning in the newly updated 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 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!

September 14 - December 18, 2019 "John White Celebrity Photo Show & Silent Auction"  For over two decades John photographed celebrities for magazines and media outlets around the world.  Now that he has settled back into his home area, we are excited to delvier you a show highlighting his years of work.  While you are viewing this window inot celebrities' lives, you will also have an opportunity to bid on your favourite images through an online auction during this exhibition.  Proudly presented by 92.3 The Dock. 

September 15 - December 14, 2019 "Voices of Chief's Point" Anishinaabe culture is passed down from generation to generation using songs and stories.  In 1938, Robert and Eliza Thompson, residents of Chief's Point, Saugeen Territory, shared Anishinaabeg songs and stories with Dr. Edwin Seaborn creating audio recordings on wax cylinders. This exhibition captures some of that special tradition as, Guest Curator Dr. Bimadoshka Pucan shares their songs and stories that were rediscovered during her Ph.D. research.  This exhibit was developed in partnership with Museum London, Saugeen First Nation, University of Western Ontario, and funded in part by the Government of Canada. Proudly presented by The Society of United Professionals.

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!

Explore these memorable programs and events this fall;

  • A Time to Remember: The Reluctant Warrior - November 7
  • 8th Annual Scotch Tasting - November 15
  • PA Day Christmas Celebration - November 22
  • School's Out Movies - "Dumbo" - November 22
  • Preschool Holiday Fun! - November 27, December 4 & 11
  • Victorian Christmas Tea - December 5
  • Visits with Santa - Decemebr 7, 14 & 21
  • Memories of Christmas and Holiday Traditions - December 14
  • Winter Family Fun Days - December 21, 27 & 28, January 2-4
  • 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.
Southampton, ON, N0H 2L0

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