Museum of Northern History

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  • The Museum of Northern History is open year round - with Summer and Winter Hours. Summer/Fall Hours: Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm, Closed Sundays. Winter/Spring Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 5pm, Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm, Closed Sundays and Mondays.
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  • Accessible
  • Support Animals
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking
  • Guided Tours
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wedding Services
  • Facilities Rental

Located at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau, the museum provides a fascinating glimpse into Kirkland Lake’s past. An ongoing series of exhibits and special shows highlights the diversity, talent and energy of the community today. The Museum also houses an Art Gallery which features local, national and international artists each year - showing between 8 to 11 exhibitions each year. 

The Museum also strives to hold youth & adult programming, events and activities throughout the year.  We look forward to hosting workshops, art openings, concerts, luncheons, teas, and other events throughout the year. 


Highlights & Features of the Chateau:

  • Permanent Exhibits highlighting local history
  • Year Round Art Gallery
  • Tourism Information
  • Gift Shop, featuring local art & artisan works
  • Rental Spaces, including the Billiard Room & Gallery
  • Commercial Kitchen for Rentals
  • Events & Activitiy Venue
  • Historical Archives & Research Materials
  • Photography Venue, for Weddings & other special occasions. 
  • Unique Architecture
  • Bird Watching by the Lake, (the old "Kirkland Lake")
  • Local Picnic Spot


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Type: Community Museum | Historic Building