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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

 




Discover: Fossils, dinosaurs and heaven's above
Kids Discover: Dinosaurs, Fossils and Heaven's Above

(June 14 to October 12)


An Activity Area where children can view artifacts, specimens, models and other objects, on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, through their ROM EduKits program.  Turn the clock back 200 million years and dig into the "Age of the Reptiles".  Through a variety of fossil specimens families can explore fossil classification and the process of fossilization.  Is the moon made of green cheese? Is the sky really falling?  How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space?  The answers to these questions are no, yes, and you'll just have to see for yourself!  Discover the world of astronomy as you take a tour of our solar system.





Sarnia we built this city. Share your story of a favorite Sarnia place with the Lambton Heritage Museum


2014 Exhibit - Sarnia: We Built this City

Opening May 1, 2014


April 23, 2014 - Exhibit News Release  Find out more


About the Exhibit


Sarnia: We Built this City will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the City of Sarnia. Drawing from the Lambton Heritage Museum's collection of Sarnia material, this exhibit will detail how Sarnia has evolved from its 1914 declaration as a City up until today.  One hundred years ago, on May 7, 1914 Sarnia became a city. The day was filled with celebrations and the crowd that gathered along Front Street gave a loud welcome to Canada’s Governor General, the Duke of Connaught and his daughter Princess Patricia. A small village sixty years earlier, Sarnia had grown into a major industrial, manufacturing and transportation centre.


This feature exhibit will explore how Sarnia has changed, the challenges it has seen and where the City is going in the future. The Museum is canvasing the residents of Lambton for contributions to the exhibit, including artifacts, stories and images which will be incorporated into the exhibit, both at the Museum and in the City itself.


Find out more






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

Admission

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

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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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