Guelph Civic Museum - Historic Places Days

Guelph Civic Museum

Guelph, Ontario
52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON, Canada
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currently closed to the public due to COVID-19

The Guelph Civic Museum showcases Guelph’s history through permanent and changing exhibits, a fun and interactive families gallery, and special events and activities.  Located in the recently renovated Loretto Convent, atop the hill at Norfolk Street and beside the landmark Church of Our Lady, the museum is home to a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that bring Guelph’s past to life.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts


Guelph Civic Museum opens at 52 Norfolk Street, the former Loretto Convent.


The “Growing Up in Guelph Children’s Museum” opens at the Civic Museum. The popular children’s gallery attracts many more visitors and significantly increases the number of family memberships.


Guelph Civic Museum opens at 6 Dublin Street South, a commercial limestone building built c.1855. The building had many uses over the years but was most recently known as the Knights of Columbus Hall.


Canada’s Centennial Year. The Museum opens in its first home in the horse stables, now the Farmer’s Market.


Members of the Guelph Historical Society begin to collect artifacts and displays are mounted in store fronts and community centres.


52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON, Canada
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