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

Heritage Award From The Town Of Cobourg

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Exhibit Hall & Cottage

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Hours:
  • The Centre is NOW COSED for the 2020 season. We hope to welcome you starting again on May 22, 2021 when our theme will be “The Heinous, the Heroic and the High Flyers”. 2021 HOURS (subject to change) May, June, Sept & Oct. Saturdays - 10am - 5pm Sundays - 1pm - 5pm July & August. Wed. to Sat - 10am - 5pm Sundays - 1pm - 5pm The Museum Foundation continues to operate through the winter months and access to the fledging Research Library can be arranged by contacting us at 905-373-7222
Fees:
  • No Admission Fees. Donations are appreciated.
  • Accessible
  • Support Person
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours
  • Heritage Garden
  • Wi-Fi

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.

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.  A train runs over the ill-fated Rice Lake Bridge carrying loads of lumber from the backwoods.

Archived material from the following displays is accessible on our website, www.cobourgmuseum.ca:

     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 

      2016 - The Part Sports Played

      2017 - Canada & Cobourg 

      2018 - Our Built Heritage

     2019 - Artifactually Speaking

Website: http://www.cobourgmuseum.ca

Type: Community Museum | Historic Building

Laughlin Taylor Burwash - Arctic Explorer

Laughlin Taylor Burwash - Arctic Explorer

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James Cockburn - Cobourg's Father of Confederation

James Cockburn - Cobourg's Father of Confederation

Cobourg's James Cockburn had an extensive political history in our town before ever entering provincial politics. His 1861 campaign in West...