Collingwood Museum

Open for Self-Guided Tours • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Admission to the Collingwood Museum is by donation with a suggested $4 donation per person.

Please note: high-touch exhibits that cannot be easily sanitized between tours have been removed.

Red and white promotional graphic reading Give a Gift, Get a Gift with a Christmas tree doodle along the bottom. Annual Gift of Membership Drive

The Collingwood Museum invites you to give a gift and get a gift!

Are you looking for a historic gift this holiday season? Look no further! The  annual Gift of Membership Drive is back for the month of December. When  you give the gift of a personalized membership, you receive a 25% off coupon to the Museum Gift Shop for yourself. 

Memberships start at just $21+HST and your friends and family will enjoy a  year of amazing benefits including:



  • Free admission to the Museum
  • 20% discount on most gift shop items and photographic surfaces
  • Discount on children's programs
  • Free access to the achives and research facilities (by appointment)
  • Invitiations so special events and exhibit receptions
  • Monthly e-newsletters

The Gift of Membership Drive runs until December 23, 2022. Memberships may be purchased at the Museum or by phone at 705-445-4811 Ext. 7211. 

letterboard sign with words "Museum Gift Shop" and souvenier hat in frontGift Shop

No visit is complete without browsing the Museum’s quaint gift shop. You will find a wide selection of books, games, clothing, small gifts, prints, postcards, and more.

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 arrange curbside pick-up. 

First World War Virtual Walking Tour

We are excited to present our First World War virtual walking tour featuring points of interest on the museum grounds and within Collingwood's historic downtown. Enjoy from the comfort of your home, as a self-guided walking tour, or as a group tour with a museum staff member for a fee. Contact Museum staff to book your tour at 705-445-4811. 

The Google Earth version is best viewed on a computer and has moving components, whereas the Google Maps tour is static and can be viewed on a computer or mobile device. 

Google Earth Virtual Tour  Google Maps Virtual Tour

archive image with people in old fashioned attire. text overlaid "stories from another day"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.  

 Check back for new episodes monthly. 

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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.  


someone swimming laps on the right, text that is repeated in the textbox is on the leftAffordable Recreation Program

The Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is launching its pilot Affordable Recreation Program with the goal of improving access to sport and recreation activities offered in Town facilities. This exciting initiative includes programs offered by the Collingwood Museum.

The Affordable Recreation Program is directed at individuals and households who face financial barriers to participating in sport and recreation programming, by providing fee assistance to Collingwood residents.

To learn more about this program, please read the official media release here.