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About the Huron County Museum

The Huron County Museum is home to historical and cultural exhibitions, both temporary and permanent. Thousands of artifacts illustrate the history of both our rural and urban communities in a variety of themes and topics. Gratefully, we continue to accept donations of historical items from members of the local and larger community allowing our collection to grow. 

Permanent exhibitions feature early settlement, agriculture, military, and main street galleries including a full-size steam locomotive central to the building.  A variety of temporary exhibitions throughout the year investigate and explore topics of local significance.

We endeavour to tell the stories of Huron County in a variety of methods on-site, off-site and on-line.

The Huron County Museum typically offers a variety of events, activities and exhibits throughout the year to welcome the public through our doors. Please regularly check our website or Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

The Museum is wheelchair accessible. 

Huron County Museum

110 North St.,  Goderich ON, 519-524-2686

The Huron County Museum is temporarily closed to the public effective Jan. 5, 2022 and will remain closed until current provincial restrictions are lifted. 

While we are shutdown, you can still access the Museum’s extensive collection of online resources and virtual services from the comfort and safety of home:

  • The Huron County Archives and Reading Room are closed to in-person research. Virtual research services with the Archivist are available by appointment.
  • Access Huron County’s historic newspapers, more than 6,000 artifacts, photographs, videos, 360° virtual tours, and historic documents right here on our website for free! Start exploring our virtual collection here.
  • To stay up-to-date on virtual programs coming to the Museum this winter, check our events page, follow us on Facebook, or sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to receive Museum news directly to your inbox. The sign-up form is found on the bottom of our home page.
  • Enjoy our latest temporary exhibit Forgotten: People & Portraits of the County from home. Explore our online collection of unidentified images by Huron County photographers and join our Forgotten Exhibit Facebook group where we regularly share forgotten portraits.
  • For the Museum Gift Shop, please call ahead to make arrangements with staff during regular business hours – Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Staff are happy to coordinate payments over the phone, curbside pick-up of purchases, or shipping of any of our products.
  • While the Huron Historic Gaol remains closed for the season, you can still take a virtual tour of this National Historic site.
  • Throughout this current closure, Museum staff will continue to be available to answer questions, help with research, and create content you can enjoy from home. If you have questions, please call 519-524-2686 or email museum@huroncounty.ca

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again soon! 

Museum Hours

Huron County Museum

Winter 2022 

M – Closed

T – Closed

W – Closed

T – Closed

F – Closed

S – Closed

S – Closed

The Museum and Gaol are closed New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas and Boxing Day. 

The Museum and Gaol is open on Family Day (Museum only), Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday Monday, and Labour Day.

The Museum is also closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Admission Rates

REGULAR ADMISSIONSINGLE SITEANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
Family$20$60
Adult$6$40
Senior (65+)$5.50$30
Student$5$30
Child (6-10)$4.50

Huron County Library Card Holders

Regular admission to the Museum and Gaol is available at no charge to those presenting a Huron County Library card.

Each Museum and Gaol visitor will be required to present their own library card, including children over the age of 5.  Library cards are available at no charge to Huron County residents at any one of Huron County’s 12 library branch locations.  Free admission is limited to regular admission rates only.  Additional charges will still apply to workshops, programs (including Behind the Bars), special events, room rentals, group tours, memberships, archives use, and other events.

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