Huron County Archives & Reading Room

110 North Street,  Goderich, ON N7A 2T8

The archival collection at the Huron County Museum can be accessed by the public for research purposes.  Available resources include:

  • Assessment and Return of Inhabitants (1842 – 1850)
  • Chattel Mortgages (pre-1900)
  • Coroner’s Inquests (1841 – 1904)
  • Court Records (1830 – 1894)
  • Land Registry Copy Books (1835 – 1853)
  • Tax Collector and Assessment Rolls (1860 – )
  • Voters Lists (1858 – 1965)

Please Note: Census records, vital statistics (births, marriages, deaths) and microfilm of Huron County Library newspapers are not held at the Museum. They are available through the library system and other resources.

The County Archives and Reading Room are located at the Huron County Museum. To access materials in the Archives, phone 519-524-2686 to make an appointment in advance of your visit, and ensure staff assistance.

Open Year Round.  Admission Charged.  Wheelchair accessible.

Archives & Reading Room is currently closed to in-person research

For more information, please call 519.524.2686

January 1

to April 30

M – closed

T – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

W – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

T – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

F – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

S – 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

S – closed

May 1 

to October 31

M – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

T – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

W – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

T – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

F – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

S – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

S – 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

November 1

to December 31

M – closed

T – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

W – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

T – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

F – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

S – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

S – 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

The Museum and Gaol are closed New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas and Boxing Day.  Visit the Museum and Gaol on Family Day (Museum only), Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday Monday.

Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve open from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Archives Rates

Day Pass for Reading Room – $6 per person

Day Pass for Reading Room (Museum Member) – $5 per person

Annual Pass for Reading Room – $25 per person

Research Services – $30 per hour (subject to staff availability)

B&W photocopies – $.25 per page

Colour photocopies – $1 per page

5×7 photo print – $10

8×10 photo print – $15

High resolution Scan – $5