Guelph Museums consists of three heritage sites — Guelph Civic Museum, McCrae House, and Locomotive 6167 — where we explore our local histories through permanent and changing exhibitions, interactive galleries, as well as special events and engagement activities.
Located in an historic building (established 1856), the Guelph Civic Museum is home to a collection of over 40,000 artifacts that bring our regional narratives, past and present, to life.
McCrae House (designated 1966) is the birthplace of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918), the First World War doctor, soldier and poet who penned “In Flanders Fields” (1915).
Locomotive 6167 (built in 1940) is one of 203 “Northern” locomotives used by Canadian National Railways during the Second World War and for special excursion trips (1960-1964).
Guelph is situated on the ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabek Peoples, specifically the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Through Between the Lakes Purchase No. 3 Treaty (1792) the Mississaugas of the Credit ceded to the British Crown over 3 000 000 acres of land between Lakes Huron, Ontario and Erie.
Today, Guelph is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. Guelph Museums commits to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. We must do more to learn, share and support truth and healing.We continue to strengthen our relationships with the Original Peoples of Turtle Island, as we move forward together in the search for collective truth and healing.
Guelph Museums commits to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. We must do more to learn, share and support truth and healing.
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