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
Hours:
  • The Centre is NOW OPEN during the following hours with appropriate COVID-19 protocols in place, and closes for the season on Thanksgiving Monday 2020 HOURS (reduced) Fridays - 10am - 5pm Saturdays - 10am - 5pm Sundays - 1pm - 5pm The Visitors' Centre with Gift Shop and fledgling Research Library are closed while the pandemic restrictions are in place. We can still be contacted at 905-373-7222
Fees:
  • No Admission Fees. Donations are appreciated.
  • Accessible
  • Support Person
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours
  • Heritage Garden
  • Wi-Fi

Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre (Cobourg Museum Foundation)

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 season's theme at the Centre is "An Eight Year Retrospective", highlighting stories we have told since we opened in 2012.

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.  Trains run 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

Born in Cobourg, Ontario, Laughlin Burwash spent most of his life in Northern Canada, but often returned to his roots. He contributed immeasurably to...

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...