Lambton Heritage Museum
Gwen Watson, Office/Events Coordinator
10035 Museum Road
Phone #2: 519-243-2564
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10035 Museum Road, RR #2
Grand Bend, Ontario
Year Round: YES
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat, Sun, Holidays 11 am-5 pm, Closed Weekends Nov-Feb
Lambton Heritage Museum
The Lambton Heritage Museum, on Hwy. 21 south of Grand Bend, is home to an outstanding collection of distinctive, one-of-a-kind items, each having its own story to pass on to future generations. Here you will discover the only remaining horse-drawn ambulance in Ontario, the largest collection of pressed glass water pitchers in Canada, a church built in 1867, rare John Goodison steam engines, an exceptional collection of stoves made by the Doherty Stove Co. and a notable collection of furniture from 19th century Lambton County.
Since opening in 1978, the Lambton Heritage Museum has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the agricultural and industrial heritage of Lambton County. The museum has benefited and grown from constant public support, gathering a collection of artifacts and photographs of local significance from all of the eleven municipalities that are a part of the County of Lambton. Over 700,000 visitors have stopped to explore the remarkable collections and unique stories that exemplify the proud history of the Lambton community.
From May 7 to October 10, 2016 visitors to the museum will enjoy Made in Lambton, an exhibit that pulls from the museum's vast collection of Lambton County made furniture to explore the art of carpentry and furniture making. Also highlighted are stories of the men who constructed these made-to-last pieces. Visitors will see the contents of a mid-1800's carpentry shop, learn about furniture making tools and techniques, and discover unique, handmade pieces from the museum's collection, along with items borrowed from the community.
When planning your visit, make sure to spend a few hours exploring the heritage buildings. Visit the 1867 Cameron Church, a blacksmith shop, the 1890 Rokeby school house and a slaughterhouse. There are also buildings housing a fascinating assortment of agricultural and pioneer implements. The museum includes activities for children and a gift shop with intriguing books on the local area. Mature oak trees shade the grounds and a picnic shelter provides a lovely setting for a rest stop. The Lambton Heritage Museum opens Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors/students, $3 for children, $15 per family.
The Lambton Heritage Museum also holds several special programmes during the year including Return of the Swans in March, and the perennial favourite Fall Colour & Craft Festival in October. You will find the museum 8 km south of Grand Bend, on Highway 21.
For more information visit www.lambtonmuseums.ca, call 519-243-2600 or email email@example.com.
2016 Exhibits and Events
March 12 to April 30: Shoreline Drifters~Decoys
May 7 to October 10: Made in Lambton
October 15 & 16: Lambton Fall Colour and Craft Festival
March 11 to April 2, 2017: Return of the Swans Festival
March 11 to April 2, 2017: Paint Ontario Art Exhibition, Competition & Sale
$4 - per Senior 65+
$4 - per Student with student card
$3 - per children 5-12 years
$free - per children up to 4 years
$15 - per Family- 2 adults + 2 or more children under 18 yrs