Two-Headed Calf

This male Friesian Holstein calf, was born with two heads, two tails and one set of organs in 1936 on William Long’s farm in Colborne Township. Dr. Meyers of Goderich was the veterinarian. The calf was mounted by a taxidermist from Toronto.  The calf is currently on display in the Museum’s lobby.

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Huron County Museum

110 North Street,  Goderich ON, N7A 2T8

519.524.2686

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 offers a variety of events, activities and exhibits throughout the year to welcome the public through our doors.

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

Open Year Round.  Admission Charged.  Wheelchair accessible.

Hours

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

Admission Rates

REGULAR ADMISSION SINGLE SITE BOTH SITES ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
Family $20 $30 $60
Adult $6 $10 $40
Senior (65+) $5.50 $9 $30
Student $5 $8 $30
Child (6-10) $4.50 $6.50

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 twelve 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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