Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives

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  • July & August: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. September to June: Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • By Donation
  • Accessible
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking
  • Guided Tours
  • Change Tables/Family Room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wedding Services
  • Facilities Rental

The history of one of Ontario's oldest communities is proudly displayed at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives. Visit the 1875 Lumber Office and General Store owned by late lumber baron and past mayor, Mr. Charles Beck. Learn about the importance of the logging industry to the town's beginnings. The museum's 4500 sq. ft addition houses a Timber Bay Gift Shop, A Great Hall with rotating art and traveling exhibitions, archives, a computerised photograph database and a genealogical research room. Special Events Include: Canada Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas events, Tea & Tart and summer fun programming. We Offer: In-house and out-reach hands-on education programs for schools and groups, museum tours, a genealogical research room staffed by knowledgeable volunteers (Wednesdays or by appointment), rentable party tent, grounds and Great Hall for all your reception or business meeting needs.


Type: Community Museum | Historic Building