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.
NEW EXHIBITION: Be sure to visit our new exhibition "Under the Big Top" until April 26th
NEW EDUCATION PROGRAMME: Simple Machines and How They Work (available March 24 to April 23, 2015)
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 2015:
FREE. Donations to assist with the Museum's operation are gratefully received.