Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre (Cobourg Museum Foundation)

Artifacts & Mystery Boxes

Artifacts & Mystery Boxes

Prominent Cobourg Families

Prominent Cobourg Families

Three Decades Timeline

Three Decades Timeline

Exhibit Hall & Cottage

Exhibit Hall & Cottage

A Curtiss Commando Crash Lands in Cobourg in 1951 (Quinte Plastic Modellers Club)

A Curtiss Commando Crash Lands in Cobourg in 1951 (Quinte Plastic Modellers Club)

Visiting Dancers From Pickering Village Museum

Visiting Dancers From Pickering Village Museum

Model Stagecoach Delivers The Royal Mail

Model Stagecoach Delivers The Royal Mail

Near The Harwood Station At Rice Lake

Near The Harwood Station At Rice Lake

Heritage Award From The Town Of Cobourg - 2013

Heritage Award From The Town Of Cobourg - 2013

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Exhibit Hall & Cottage

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Hours:
  • The Centre opens on the Victoria Day weekend and closes on Thanksgiving Monday HOURS July & August: Wednesday-Saturday & Holiday Mondays - 10am to 5pm Sundays - 1pm to 5pm May, June, September, October: Saturdays & Holiday Mondays - 10am to 5pm Sundays - 1pm to 5pm The Visitors' Centre and fledgling Research Library remain open throughout the year and can be visited by appointment. We can be contacted at 905-373-7222
Fees:
  • No Admission Fees. Donations Encouraged
  • Accessible
  • Support Person
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours
  • Heritage Garden

The Cobourg Museum Foundation has restored the town's oldest limestone building together with a 19th century workman's cottage and converted them into the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre, named after two of the Foundation's early members.

This coming season (starting Victoria Day weekend) the Centre is telling the story of "The Part Sports Played" in the story of our community.  The story is told using graphics, text, video and artifacts. The involvement of young people is encouraged.

A 250 ft. 1/20 scale operating model railway (the Cobourg and Peterborough Railway, 1850s-1880s) running the length of our property, includes a layout of Cobourg's Harbour with an operating turntable and roundhouse.  Trains run over the ill-fated Rice Lake Bridge carrying loads of lumber from the backwoods.

In 2017, the 150th. anniversary of our country, the theme will switch to our community's part in the development of local, provincial and national governance.

Archived material from the following displays is accessible on our website:

     2012 - Cobourg at the time of its Incorporation 175 years ago (1837).

     2013 - Our Transportation Story - the 160th Anniversary of the turning of the sod for our railway

     2014 - Our Military Story

      2015 - Industry & Commerce (to come)

Website: http://www.cobourgmuseum.ca/

Type: Community Museum | Historic Building

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