Huron County Museum

Huron County Museum

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

The 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 online.

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.

Museum Hours

Huron County Museum

Spring 2024 

M – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

T – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

W – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Th – 10 a.m. – 4: 30 p.m.

F – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

S – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

S – 1 – 4:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Admission Rates

Family $25 $40 $60
Adult $7.50 $12.50 $40
Senior (65+)/Student $7 $11 $30
Child (6-12) $5.50 $8
Child (5 and under) FREE FREE
Huron County Library Card FREE FREE

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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