The Grimsby Museum was established in 1984 to serve the community as an integral part of the cultural life of Grimsby and the surrounding area. This purpose built facility includes exhibition galleries which interpret the history of the Town including the area's prehistory, the settlement of "The Forty" by United Empire Loyalists in 1787, the growth and development of Grimsby and the history of Grimsby Park - "The Chautauqua of Canada". The Grimsby Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Grimsby.
Special temporary theme exhibitions are featured throughout the year. In addition to its exhibitions, the Museum offers additional services relative to the mandate of the Museum. These include educational programming, special events and research material for local history and genealogy. The Museum Gift Shop features Canadian gifts and books.
Last Weekend to see the spectacular exhibition Minerals from the Canadian Museum of Nature. The exhibit closes at 4 pm on Sunday, May 1st.
Admission fees apply. Adults $3.00; Seniors, Students and Children 5 years and older $2.00. School and booked tours $4.00 per person. Grimsby Museum Members free.
New Meditation Workshop Added - Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m.. Pre-registration is required. Crystals, Meditation and Chakra Workshop
Summer Employment Opportunity: University & College Students
The Grimsby Museum is hiring two summer students through the Young Canada Works employment programme. Application deadline is Wednesday, May 11th at 4:00 p.m.
Rates and Fees Schedule: pdf Grimsby Museum 2016 Rates and User Fees(Effective April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017)
The Grimsby Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Town of Grimsby, the Government of Ontario (Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport) and its members and supporters.
The Grimsby Museum is open year round.
The listed hours are for the exhibition galleries. For group tours and access to the research collection, please contact the Museum in advance.
The Grimsby Museum is closed all statutory holidays except Canada Day and August Civic Holiday Monday.
Winter Hours: September 1st to May 31st
Wednesday to Friday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evenings 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: June 1st to August 31st
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evenings 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday afternoons 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Canada Day and August Civic Holiday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Admission Rates 2016:
Seniors, Students and Children 5 years & older: $2.00
Children under 5 years: Free
Grimsby Museum Members: Free
OMA / CMA Members: Free
Booked Tour: $4.00
Tours outside regular Museum hours will be charged a minimum of 10 persons