Port Dover Harbour Museum

PORT DOVER HARBOUR - 1895

PORT DOVER HARBOUR - 1895

THE DOVER CLIPPER BREAKING ICE - 1950

THE DOVER CLIPPER BREAKING ICE - 1950

3-cylinder Kahlenberg Engine

3-cylinder Kahlenberg Engine

Heroines of the Lake

Heroines of the Lake

HMS BRITOMART AT PORT DOVER - 1868

HMS BRITOMART AT PORT DOVER - 1868

Inside the Wheelhouse of the Freighter Wm. P. Snider Jr., 1912

Inside the Wheelhouse of the Freighter Wm. P. Snider Jr., 1912

Port Dover Harbour Museum

Port Dover Harbour Museum

Engine Order Telegraph

Engine Order Telegraph

Preparing to Raise the Julia Larsen - Port Dover 1908

Preparing to Raise the Julia Larsen - Port Dover 1908

Lower Gallery

Lower Gallery

FISHING CREW - 1940s

FISHING CREW - 1940s

Lake Erie, Graveyard of the Great Lakes

Lake Erie, Graveyard of the Great Lakes

Ceramics from the 1852 wreck of the Atlantic

Ceramics from the 1852 wreck of the Atlantic

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Hours:
  • Labour Day - July 1st: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am-4:30 pm; Saturdays 12 pm - 4 pm July 1st - Labour Day: Daily, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Fees:
  • By Donation
  • Accessible
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking
  • Guided Tours
  • Wi-Fi

"If there were an award for the best small-town museum in Canada, this would surely be a candidate. It's crammed with artifacts from Great Lakes shipping, and has insightful commentary, plus plenty of hands-on displays.” Leslie Papp – Toronto Star (July 19, 2007)

Proudly regional, the Harbour Museum is partially housed in an original Port Dover  fisherman's net shanty. This section is dedicated to the history of Port Dover's commercial fishing industry, which continues to be an important part of local life.

Permanent galleries present exhibits on the days of commercial sail as well as Lake Erie shipwrecks, ship building,  tourism, and other aspects of lakeside life in this unique community.   Outdoor attractions include the 1932 fishtug Almidart, a 1912 lake-freighter wheelhouse, and access to the river along our picturesque wooden dock.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the afternoon in our Riverfront Park.

The Port Dover Harbour Museum has been recognized as a Recommended 3+ Destination by Trip Advisor.

 

Website: www.portdovermuseum.ca

Type: Community Museum | Historic Building

THE LION ON THE LAKE - 1812 PAGEANT

THE LION ON THE LAKE - 1812 PAGEANT

Short video shot by Alec Bell of a War of 1812 commemorative pageant and parade created by Port Dover Harbour Museum and Shadowland Theatre with...