Brockville Museum - Historic Places Days

Brockville Museum

Brockville, Ontario
Type
Museum/Gallery
Address
5 Henry St, Brockville, ON, Canada
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Hours
Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.
Phone
6133424397

A visit to the Brockville Museum offers a glimpse into the social and industrial history of Ontario’s first incorporated town. Through a variety of thematic and interpretive exhibits, the Brockville Museum shares the stories of the people who have shaped this waterfront community for over 200 years. The museum is housed (partially) in a mid-19th century home on the Downtown Brockville Waterfront, adjacent to the Brock Trail. While you tour the galleries you will have the chance to explore Brockville’s history at your leisure. Exhibits focus on the themes: “Made in Brockville”, “The People of Brockville”, “Brockville’s River & Rail Story”, and “Brockville’s Art History”.

In addition to on-site offerings, the museum offers a wide range of virtual content accessible through the Museum’s website and social media channels, including virtual exhibits, videos, downloadable activities, and more.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

Brockville was home to the first Stetson Hat Factory outside of Philadelphia – and went on to make the iconic RCMP “mountie” hat… on display at the Brockville Museum!

Con Darling was known as the “Ambassador of Smiles” – he dressed as a clown and led many parades in the late 20th century pushing a chicken named Myrtle in a baby carriage… his costume is on display at the Brockville Museum, and the baby carriage is in the museum’s collection!

Brockville was once home to a factory that made fire extinguishes… that burned down!

Location

5 Henry St, Brockville, ON, Canada
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