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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
Southampton, ON
  • Riding the Rails - Be the Conductor
  • Bruce Remembers Gallery
  • Rise of Community Technology Lab
  • Riding the Rails
  • First Nations Cultural Demonstration Counter
  • The Last Frontier Woodworking Maker Space
  • HMS General Hunter - Shooting a Cannon
  • Speaking of Wildlife Show
  • Wine Tasting Event
  • Brews & Bites - Beer Tasting Event
  • Wedding on the Patio
  • Wedding in the Bruce Gallery
  • Wedding Photo

Experience the long and proud history of Bruce County beginning in the First Nations gallery, through pioneer times to present day.  Journey through thousands of years of natural and human history; come face-to-face with a baby mammoth, meet the shopkeeper while exploring Bevan's General Store, or play in our technology lab.  Explore the rich marine history of Bruce County's lighthouses, shipwrecks and fishing industry; board the HMS General Hunter, an 1812 battleship replica, where an exciting virtual experience awaits as you shoot the cannon to defeat the enemy.  Step into the trenches of WWI and follow the life of a Bruce County soldier through the war.  Discover all this and more!

"Roly Fenwick Pow Wow Emanations "

Roly Fenwick’s life-long quest to convey the intangible found in nature becomes rejuvenated as depicted in this series of watercolour and oil paintings. This work recounts his experience of many times spent on the shores along Lake Huron & Georgian Bay specifically at Saugeen and Cape Croker. “My project was to join and enter the spirit of the First Nations community and spiritual celebrations and to evoke the texture of their culture through the cadences and movements of the Pow Wow. Colours in the regalia and dance rhythms reflect their spiritual heritage connections.” Roly Fenwick, 2017.  This exhibition is proudly presented by Community Foundation Grey Bruce and Saugeen Shores Community Fund.  This exhibit is open from September 15 to November 24, 2018.  

"Victorian Hang Ups: Symbolism & Sentiment" Did you know wreaths are more than a pretty way to decorate your door?  “Victorian Hang Ups: Symbolism & Sentiment” explores the history of wreaths, their rise in popularity during the Victorian Age, the symbolic meanings found within them and the different materials used to create them.  This exhibit is open from September 15 to December 22, 2018.

The Museum offers adult and children's programming and special events, and is home to the Bruce County Archives & Research Room. One visit will have you buying a membership!  You can also use your membership for free admission at 4 additional Museums including: Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Waterloo Region Museum & Archives, Huron County Museum and Simcoe County Museum!

  • Bimaadziwin Workshops - November 13, 17 & 24
  • School's Out Movies - November 23 "A Wrinkle in Time"
  • Chirstmas Cards from Then & Now - November 23
  • Preschool Holiday Fun! - November 28, December 5 & 12
  • Visits with Santa - December 1, 8 & 15
  • Victorian Christmas Tea - December 6
  • Festive Friday Fun! - December 14
  • Memories of Christmas and Holiday Traditions - December 15
  • All this and more!

Visit for a schedule of programs and events or call us toll free at 1-866-318-8889 to plan your visit today!  33 Victoria Street North, Southampton, ON in beautiful Saugeen Shores.


33 Victoria St., N.
Southampton, ON, N0H 2L0

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