Located at the corner of St. Paul and Highway 26, the Collingwood Museum is housed in The Station, Collingwood’s heritage building, designed in the spirit of the 1873 rail station. Museum exhibits focus on the pre-history, history, growth and development of Collingwood and area, with particular emphasis on marine, shipping and rail transportation. Situated across from the Collingwood Shipyards, the Collingwood museum houses a substantial collection of all things related to transportation and settlement of Simcoe County along the shores of Georgian Bay. The museum houses a large collection of artifacts and information related to the Northern Navigation Company and the Grand Truck Railway. The Huron Institute, with information pertaining to the Petun Indians, is also found within the Collingwood museum.
The Museum Store retails historical and marine publications, clothing and small gift items. Activities include regular seasonal events, day camps and other educational programmes. Annual memberships are available. Researchers are welcome by appointment.
- Location 45 St. Paul Street, corner of St. Paul and Hwy 26 (Huron Street)
- Season All year.
- Collingwood Museum Hours: May-October, Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm; Thanksgiving – May Monday/Tuesday/Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am -3pm.
- Admission By donation. Memberships: Adult $15.00 Children $10.00, Families $35.00 +HST
- Groups Groups welcome at the Museum for a brief tour, plus a video of either the construction or side launch of a ship at the Collingwood Shipyards or a video of Shipyards trades. Museum staff offer step-on guide service for a 45 min tour of Collingwood (call for rates). Two walking tours, each one hour long, presenting Collingwood architecture, are available for groups of minimum 10. Call for rates. All tours must be pre booked.
- Facilities Museum gift shop, wheelchair accessible, public washrooms