Lambton Heritage Museum
The Lambton Heritage Museum, on Hwy. 21 south of Grand Bend, is home to an outstanding collection of distinctive, one-of-a-kind items, each having its own story to pass on to future generations. Here you will discover the only remaining horse-drawn ambulance in Ontario, the largest collection of pressed glass water pitchers in Canada, a church built in 1867, rare John Goodison steam engines, an exceptional collection of stoves made by the Doherty Stove Co. and a notable collection of furniture from 19th century Lambton County.
Since opening in 1978, the Lambton Heritage Museum has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the proud agricultural and industrial heritage of Lambton County. The museum has benefited and grown from constant public support, gathering a collection of artifacts and photographs of local significance from all of the eleven municipalities that are a part of the County of Lambton. Over 700,000 visitors have stopped to explore the remarkable collections and unique stories that exemplify the proud history of the Lambton community.
The Lambton Heritage Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10am until 5pm, weekends and holidays from 11am to 5pm. Closed weekends and holidays from November through February. Admission is $5. adults, $4. seniors/students, $3. children, $15. family.
Arkona Lions Museum & Information Centre
The Museum houses Devonian Era fossils and aboriginal artifacts found in the Rock Glen Conservation Area. Visitors and amateur archaeologists have found many fossils in the exposed beds dating back 350 million years. The Museum offers: North America’s finest fossils from the Devonian geological period almost 400 million years ago and local First Nations artifacts.
April – October call 519 828-3071 / November-March call 519 235-2610. 8680 Rock Glen Road, Arkona.
Forest Lambton Museum
Located in the former Forest Home Bakery site in Forest’s downtown heritage district. The storefront appears much the same as when it was built in 1885. The main room focuses on themed exhibits that change frequently, this season profiling one of Forest’s most distinguished families in a pictorial and artifact filled display. The window displays also present a unique glimpse into the past. The museum continues to evolve as we renovate.
Open by chance or appointment. Call 519-786-3239. 8 Main St. N., Forest
St. Joseph Museum & Archives
Hosted by the Hessenland Country Inn, the Museum contains information, photographs and digital scans of original documents about the Huron Tract, the City of St. Joseph, the St. Joseph Canal, Narcisse Cantin, St. Joseph’s first families and Saint André.
Open by chance or appointment. Call 519-236-7707. 72981 Bluewater Highway (Highway 21)
St. Joseph’s (Zurich). StJosephMuseum.ca
Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum
DonnellyMuseum.com.The museum is dedicated to the preservation and retelling of the most famous historical events of the Lucan area, such as the founding of Wilberforce by a Black community from Cincinnati, the arrival and settlement of the area by Irish immigrants and the famous Donnelly murders, recounted in song, story and plays throughout Canada.
May – Thanksgiving: Tuesday – Sunday, Holiday Mondays (Closed Regular Mondays), 11am to 4pm. 171 Main St., Lucan, Ontario. Phone: (519)227-0756Call 519-227-0756.
School on Wheels Museum
This original 100-plus year old wooden train car once brought an education to children living in remote areas of Northern Ontario from 1926 to 1967. Enjoy a hands-on experience of an early 20th-Century classroom as well as how the teacher’s family of seven lived on the rail car. Open Victory Day Saturday to the last Weekend in September. Thursday through Sunday and Holiday Mondays 11am – 4pm. 76 Victoria Terrace, Clinton | 519-482-3997 | www.centralhuron.com/schoolcar