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Lambton Heritage Museum


10035 Museum Road, R.R. #2 - Grand Bend, ON - N0M 1T0
Telephone: (519) 243-2600 - Fax: (519) 243-2646 -
Email: heritage.museum@county-lambton.on.ca


1880 Amoskeag Steam Pumper &
1908 Historic Ambulance Prints Now Available!  Various sizes and framing available.

The Lambton Heritage Museum celebrates the history and heritage of the communities that make up Lambton County. We have had the pleasure of seeing over half a million visitors go through our doors since the museum opened May 13, 1978. Attracting approximately 17,000 visitors per year, the Museum is a popular destination for tourists and local residents of Lambton County. 


At the time of its founding, the Museum displayed just two private collections, but now the extensive 50,000 square foot complex is home to more than 25,000 artifacts and 10,000 photographs depicting the history of Sarnia-Lambton. The Museum is also home to Canada’s largest collection of pressed glass. Visitors can discover the only horse-drawn ambulance in Ontario, explore historical buildings including a blacksmith shop, pioneer home and nineteenth century schoolhouse, or walk by the steam engine which supported the largest industry in Bosanquet for most of the last century.   Visitors will also discover a rare stump puller produced  by the Peterson Foundry in Sarnia; it is the only one of its kind remaining.  The museum’s antique engines and stoves include models not known to survive in any other collection, private or public.


As well as providing many entertaining hours for visitors, the Lambton Heritage Museum provides a secure home for thousands of heirloom artifacts and photographs that tell the story of the development of Lambton County.   You may soon come to the conclusion that there are too many artifacts on display to absorb during one visit and will need to make a return visit.  We welcome you! 


This is the work and lifeblood of an active community museum - to gather, document and preserve unique items of local heritage significance.

Hours of Operation

March 1 – October 31

Open Monday to Friday          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends and holidays           11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outdoor Buildings Open mid-April to mid-December

November 1 – February 28

Open Monday – Friday           10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends and holidays           Closed


Adults $5.00
Students (13+) $4.00
Seniors (65+) $4.00
Children (4-12) $3.00
Ages 4 and under FREE
Members FREE


Museum Membership provides you with free regular admission to Lambton Heritage Museum, plus ongoing half-price admission to each of the other Heritage Sarnia-Lambton museums. You’ll also receive a quarterly newsletter, the "Sampler", with local history stories, museum news and heritage events


Like us on Facebook and we'll keep you up to date with museum events and upcoming exhibitions.

We'll also be promoting great artifacts from our collections and giving you a peek at the work we do behind the scenes.

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  • Main exhibit centre: here you can study the human history of Lambton County and browse through extensive collections of pressed glass and Lambton County Furniture
  • The 1867 Cameron Presbyterian Church is furnished with items from early local churches; it is a popular spot for small weddings
  • Pioneer home - The Tudhop Home built in 1857 by Daniel Tudhop has been restored to the late 1800's and features an herb garden
  • Slaughter house: the Springvale Beef-Ring was a co-operative which operated on local farms until the 1950's and provided members with fresh meat weekly
  • Blacksmith shop:  moved from nearby Ravenswood, this period structure includes a wheelwright shop at the back
  • Rokeby School:  first opened in 1899, this school was moved from Brooke Township, restored and officially re-opened almost 100 years later, in September of 1998
  • Two Agricultural Barns house a fascinating assortment of agricultural and pioneer implements. View the only house-drawn ambulance in Ontario; discover some of the best examples of early agricultural implements in the country, and get up-close to an assortment of rare steam traction engines originally made in Lambton County by the John Goodison Threshing Company.

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