A Virtual Museum

Browse the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol’s virtual collection from the comfort of your own home!

Access historic newspapers, artifacts, photographs, videos, and historic documents on-line for free.

Collecting Memories: COVID-19

The Huron County Museum is looking for everyday personal accounts of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is effecting the people and communities in Huron County.   How did an international event affect us in our own communities?


Huron County Museum

Experience Huron County’s history and unique rural culture!

Explore permanent and temporary exhibits that depict Huron County’s history and culture.

Engage in cultural events and programs for all ages!

Huron County Archives

Research local history in the Archives & Reading Room at the Huron County Museum.

Meet with the Archivist in the Huron County Museum’s
Archives & Reading Room for hands on research assistance.

Access local resources including historical documents, newspapers, photographs, personal correspondence, literature and more!

Huron Historic Gaol

Immerse yourself in Canada’s criminal justice past at this one-of-a-kind National Historic Site.

Discover true stories of crimes committed by men, women and children in Huron County between 1841-1911.

Learn about the Gaol’s staff and their families who cared for petty criminals, murderers, vagrants, and the mentally ill, all while living under the same roof.



The County of Huron continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is working closely with partner agencies to respond accordingly. The ongoing safety and continued well-being of all Huron County staff and residents is our first priority.

The Huron County Museum is closed until further notice. For more information:

COVID-19 Community Resource Guide: County of Huron Cultural Services

County service delivery will continue.
Staff can be reached at:


Coming Soon: 2020 Temporary Exhibits

Explore these popular on-line resources!