About The Grimsby Museum 

The Grimsby Museum was established in 1984 to serve the community as an integral part of its cultural life. The Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Grimsby.

The Grimsby Museum features two exhibition galleries which change frequently. We host travelling exhibitions and feature local history relating to Grimsby and the Niagara Region. Our artefact collection consists of 15,000 pieces of art, objects, textiles, archives, photographs and archaeological material. We also host a variety of special events, children’s programmes and workshops. We have a gift shop and small picnic park facing the Niagara Escarpment.

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 Contact us

Telephone: 905-945-5292

Email the museum 

Fax number: 905-945-0715


6 Murray St

P.O. Box 244

Grimsby, Ontario

Canada, L3M 4G5


We are located on the corner of Main Street West (Regional Road 81) and Murray Street. The parking lot is located on Murray Street. Parking is free.


The Grimsby Museum is fully accessible.

Hours of operation


Current Hours of Operation:


Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

  • All hours and information subject to change without notice.
  • Appointments required for research requests and other special requests 


Statutory holidays:

The Grimsby Museum is closed all statutory holidays unless otherwise posted.


Please note that throughout the year there may be times that we are open, however our exhibitions are not open due to exhibition change over. Please contact us directly if you have any questions about what exhibitions are open today.




Please visit our exhibition schedule page



  • The Grimsby Museum exhibition galleries are now ADMISSION BY DONATION! Voluntary donations may be given in support of valuable museum functions such as: caring for museum collections, education programming and community services. This is a great step in making arts, heritage and culture more accessible for all!


Group tours

Please contact the Grimsby Museum in advance for group tours. Tours outside regular Museum hours will be charged for a minimum of 10 people.

Education programs

Please visit our education programs page

Museum event schedule

Please visit our events page

Research appointments

Are you looking for information on Grimsby's history? We offer access to our full collection through research requests. The Grimsby Museum's collection includes documents, letters, photographs, diaries and other material relating to families, businesses, organizations, places and events in Grimsby's history.


Please note appointments are mandatory for all research requests. We are not able to accept walk-ins.


For research appointments, please email us a description of what you are looking for and include any relevant information you have that may aid in our search, example: addresses, birth or death dates, maiden names, parent or sibling names etc. Alternatively, non email users may call us to make an appointment: 905-945-5292. Even if you call, an appointment is still required.


Research Fees:

* Research fees will be quoted in advance and will depend on your individual needs.

  • initial assessment: FREE for everyone
  • research appointment: $ 20.00 for non-members, FREE for Grimsby Museum Members.
  • photocopies and digital copies: starting at $1.00- $ 20.00 (depending on your needs. A quote and options can be discussed). 
  • research conducted by a Museum representative: $ 30.00/hour
  • reproducing our images in publications etc.: starting at $ 22.00 (depending on your needs. A quote and options can be discussed). 


How it works:

  • We conduct an initial assessment to see if we have anything within our collections relevant to your research request. There is no charge for this initial assessment.
  • (optional) If no information is found during our initial assessment than no further appointment is needed. If we do find something that is of interest to you than a formal appointment is needed. Depending on the request, appointments can be conducted in person at The Museum, by phone or by email. Each request is handled case-by-case.  There is a $ 20.00 flat rate fee for this service.
  • (Optional) If you want photocopies or digital copies than extra fees apply.
  • (Optional) depending on what you are researching, you can hire a Museum representative to conduct research for you. There is a $30.00/hour charge for this service.


Grimsby Museum Facility Rental

Rental fees:

  • Non-Profit: $ 15.75 per hour
  • Citizen: $ 30.50 per hour
  • Business: $ 39.00 per hour
  • After hours: $ 19.00 per hour
  • 10% discount for Grimsby Museum Members and long-term rentals

Other Town of Grimsby facility rentals




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