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.
The Grimsby Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Town of Grimsby, the Government of Ontario (Ministry of Culture) and its members and sponsors.
On Display Now: "Peanuts . . . Naturally" from the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA. Open from January 31st to April 27th.
1812 from the Canadian War Museum until April 27th.
NEWSLETTER: Download our current Grimsby Museum 2014 Spring Winter Newsletter with information on exhibitions and event until May 2014.
BUS TRIP: Don't miss our spring bus trip to Spadina Museum for the special "Dressing for Downton" bus trip. Tickets are limited to 29 people so don't delay!
HISTORICAL KITCHEN GARDENING TALK: Tuesday, April 8th with Simon Taylor from Dundurn National Historic Site. Discover the joys of heritage gardening!
FACEBOOK: Check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/GriMuseum
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 January 31 to April 27, 2014:
|Children (5 to 12 years)||$3.00|
|Family Rate (2 Adults & 3 Children)||$12.00|
|Grimsby Museum Members||FREE|
Admission is FREE for members of the Grimsby Museum, children under 5 years of age, members of participating MONA museums and members of the Ontario Museum Association.
Please note that special admission fees will apply during the Peanuts Naturally exhibition from January 31st to April 27th.