NOTICE: The Grimsby Museum is currently closed 

The Grimsby Museum is currently closed due to the Provincial Stay-at-Home order. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. We encourage you to check out our website to explore our collections online and discover free at home activities.  The Museum is reachable by email during this time. 

Stay connected! We encourage you to check out some of our online exhibitions and virtual activities that are available for free. Check back often for more family workshops and activities. Check out the Museum at Home section below. 

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.

There’s something for everyone at your Grimsby Museum! Stay in touch and discover something new.

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Covid-19 safety 

Strict safety protocols are in place that will not only keep everyone safe, but will also ensure your visit is enjoyable. Masks, hand sanitation upon entry, social distancing and visitor tracking are mandatory at this time. Other safety precautions such as: limited occupancy, directional arrows, reduced hours and a strict cleaning schedule are some other measures in place. The safety of our community is of utmost importance.

 

We are also offering private museum visits upon request. Please email or call to arrange an appointment: 905-945-5292

Museum at home

Connect with us from home! 

Tag the museum @grimsbymusem to show us your creations!

 

Workshops to try at home: 

(More workshops to come, check back often!)

 

Scavenger Hunts:

  • Hide and Seek in the Museum Park
  • Grimsby Scavenger Hunt 

    Calling all Detectives! Get out your magnifying glasses and your thinking caps; there are some mysteries to be solved. Explore downtown Grimsby, Coronation Park, St. Andrew’s Church Graveyard and the Grimsby Museum Park to answer all of the questions. Have Fun!

 

Activity sheets: 

 

A selection of the Grimsby Museum's collection is available to browse online:

 

 

 Contact us

Telephone: 905-945-5292

Email the museum 

Fax number: 905-945-0715

 Location

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

 

NOTICE: The Grimsby Museum will be closed until January 23rd

As of Saturday, December 26 at 12:01 a.m. the Niagara Region moves into the CODE GRAY lockdown phase of the COVID-19 response framework. The Grimsby Museum will be closed for all in-person services until January 23rd. Grimsby Museum representatives are available for virtual research appointments and other inquiries at this time. email The Grimsby Museum 905-945-5292

 

New exhibitions opening in January 2021! 

 

‘A Taste of Science Exhibition’ - Produced by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, this quirky travelling exhibition will get audiences squirming at the sight of rotting food. 

 

‘Mickey Mouse Exhibition’ - Everything Mickey Mouse and Disney exhibit in partnership with Paul Bottos. 

 

Hours of Operation resuming as of January 2nd 2021:

Thursday 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Friday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

*private visits are available upon requests beyond these hours. Contact us to arrange a visit 905-945-5292

 

Statutory holidays:

The Grimsby Museum is closed all statutory holidays except Canada Day and August Civic Holiday Monday.

 

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.

 

*All hours and information is subject to change without notice. 

 

 Exhibitions

Please visit our exhibition schedule page

 Admission

  • Admission is by donation in support of The Grimsby Museum
  • Please note different rates may apply to special exhibitions

 Reciprocal memberships

MONA Members (Museums of Niagara Association): Free admission

OMA Members (Ontario Museum Association): Free admission

CMA Members (Canadian Museum Association): Free admission

NARM Members (North American Reciprocal Museum Association): Free admission

ROAM Members (Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums: Free admission

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.
  • Booked Tour: $4.00

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.

 

Facility rentals

Rental fees:

  • Non-Profit: $15.75 per hour
  • Citizen: $30.50 per hour
  • Business: $39 per hour
  • After hours: $19 per hour
  • 10% discount for Grimsby Museum Members and long-term rentals

 

 

 

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