Collingwood Museum

Self-Guided Tours • Available By Appointment 

Groups are limited to 10 individuals and only one group is permitted to book for a single tour time. Appointments are available on the hour between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, lasting 45 minutes in duration. For the safety of visitors and staff, please note the following changes:

  • Masks must be worn at all times within the building
  • Visitors must follow a defined pathway through the exhibit gallery
  • All high touch exhibits that cannot be easily sanitized between tours have been removed
  • Public washrooms will not be available, so please plan accordingly

Admission to the Collingwood Museum is by donation with a suggested $4 donation per person. Museum staff are available to receive bookings at 705-445-4811 Ext. 7211.

Gift Shop

We are pleased to offer appointment-based shopping and curbside pick-up services. Curbside orders are processed by telephone and are subject to staff availability. Please note, prepayment is required, and same-day pick-up may not be possible.

Call 705-445-4811 Ext. 7211 to book an appointment or arrange curbside pick-up. 

New Vintage-Inspired Apparel

T-shirts are $29.95+HST and 3/4 sleeve shirts are $34.95 +HST.

"This is Women's Work" shirts are the first design in our vintage-inspired apparel line. This design honours the local women who donned welding helmets at the Collingwood Shipyards during World War II.

"Get Your Ship Together in Collingwood!" shirts celebrate Collingwood’s shipbuilding heritage and features the iconic shear leg lowering a boiler into a corvette built to traverse the Atlantic during World War II. The Collingwood Terminals bore witness to this history.

Stories from Another Day - A Collingwood Museum Podcast 

Stories from Another Day travels through Collingwood's past to find the people, events and stories that made this town into the jewel it is today. Join the Collingwood Museum and host Ken Maher to explore over 160 years of tragedies and triumphs, disasters, and determination.  

Starting May 4, 2021, there will be a new episode every second Tuesday. 

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Collection and Research 

The museum houses an archival collection that is accessed by researchers from around the world. Photographs of Great Lakes vessels, Collingwood’s historic homes, downtown, and early industries are amongst the most popular items. 


Contact museum staff to learn about more research services and photograph reproductions.  


The Collingwood Museum Summer Activity Kits Sold OutPA Day Activity Kit 

The Collingwood Museum is excited to offer Halloween-themed activity kits for the October 22 PA Day. Designed for children ages 6-12, the heritage-inspired kits include materials for two seasonal crafts, activity pages, a scavenger hunt, and a surprise treat - no tricks, we promise. Participants will get into the Halloween spirit while learning interesting historical tidbits along the way!

Kits are available by suggested donation of $10. Call 705-445-4811 Ext. 7211 to reserve today! Quantities are limited, and kits are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please note that kits are available by pre-scheduled appointment with pick-ups commencing on Saturday, October 16. 

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