Port Dover Harbour Museum

PORT DOVER HARBOUR - 1895

PORT DOVER HARBOUR - 1895

THE DOVER CLIPPER BREAKING ICE - 1950

THE DOVER CLIPPER BREAKING ICE - 1950

MODEL OF HMS LITTLE BELT REFITTING - 1813

MODEL OF HMS LITTLE BELT REFITTING - 1813

SCHOONER & SLOOP AT PORT DOVER - 1890

SCHOONER & SLOOP AT PORT DOVER - 1890

HMS BRITOMART AT PORT DOVER - 1868

HMS BRITOMART AT PORT DOVER - 1868

Wheelhouse of the Freighter Wm. P. Snider Jr. - 1912

Wheelhouse of the Freighter Wm. P. Snider Jr. - 1912

Harbour Museum & Fishtug Almidart

Harbour Museum & Fishtug Almidart

Capt. Alexander MecNeilledge Exhibit 2007

Capt. Alexander MecNeilledge Exhibit 2007

Preparing to Raise the Julia Larsen - Port Dover 1908

Preparing to Raise the Julia Larsen - Port Dover 1908

Harbour Museum Lower Gallery

Harbour Museum Lower Gallery

FISHING CREW - 1940s

FISHING CREW - 1940s

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Hours:
  • Weekdays 10am till 4:30. Weekends and Holiday Mondays 12:00 till 4:00 July and August - open from 10am till 5pm Daily. Closed Christmas - Open New Year’s Day from 1pm till 4pm - Closed Jan 2
Fees:
  • By Donation
  • Accessible
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking
  • Guided Tours

"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, Long Point, rum running, tourism, and other aspects of lakeside life in this unique community. There is a special children's section, and the museum offers a number of hands-on exhibits from ship-to-shore telegraphs to working steam whistles - even a 3-D gallery of early stereoscopic images of Great Lakes vessels.

There is currently an exhibit on The War of 1812 on Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes called "The Lion On The Lakes".

Outdoor attractions include the 1932 fishtug Almidart, a 1912 lake-freighter wheelhouse, and access to the river along our picturesque wooden dock. Since 2002, the museum has been the home to a major collection of artifacts from the 1852 wreck of the Steamer Atlantic near Long Point.

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

 

Website: www.portdovermuseum.ca

Type: Historic Building | Marine Museum

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...