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Museum On The Boyne

Nestled among the trees of Riverdale Park the Museum on the Boyne features a 1915 agricultural fair building, an 1851 log cabin and an 1858 English barn. The museum houses a mixed collection of household, agricultural, industrial and archival artifacts that depict life in South Simcoe from settlement to present day.

Adjacent to Riverdale park, the Museum on the Boyne brings the history of South Simcoe and the Town of Alliston to life.  Through children’s programming, community events, Graffiti during Culture Days, book sales and camp days, this site offers guided and self-guided tours, educational programs, special exhibits, events, and workshops.

  • Location: 250 Fletcher Crescent (in Riverdale Park) Alliston
  • Season: All year. June to August Open Daily 10:00am-3:30pm, September to May Open Monday to Friday   10:00am-3:30pm
  • Admission: Adults $2.00, Students/Seniors $1.00
  • Groups Tours by appointment. Special rates available.
  • Facilities: Climate – controlled main building, wheelchair accessible, washrooms, picnic area.

 

Up-coming events at Museum on the Boyne:

March 7 th

PA Day Youth Program: Minion Mania, 9:00am-4:00pm $20 members/$25 nonmembers

March Break Youth Program

Program runs from 9am to 4pm and costs $20 members/$25 nonmembers.  Chose all week or come for a day.  Each day has its own specific theme and will cover the interests of all children.

March 10 : Carnival Chaos,
March 11 : Wild Wild West,
March 12 : A Few of My Favourite Things,
March 13 : Space Invaders,
March 14 : Luck O’ the Irish,

 

General Information about what you might find at the Museum on the Boyne

 

Museum and Heritage Co-ordinator Katie Huddleston stands with summer student behind the antique bar from the historic Queens Hotel of downtown Alliston

 

Cataloging is an important aspect of a collections’ assistant job.  Julia here uses white gloves to make sure the natural oils produced by the body do not affect the acid of the artifact.  The map highlighted below is one of the original maps of the town of the Alliston, also housed at Museum on the Boyne.

General contact information:

Museum on the Boyne

c/o Town of New Tecumseth
Box 910, 10 Wellington St. E.
Alliston, Ontario L9R 1A1
(phone) 705-435-3900 x1802 (fax) 705-434-3006
Email: boynemuseum@town.newtecumseth.on.ca
Website: www.motb.ca
Map: Museum On The Boyne Map