Please note: To help slow the rate of the COVID-19, many businesses have closed and events cancelled. We encourage visitors to stay at home right now and look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
Southampton, ON
  • Riding the Rails - Be the Conductor
  • Bruce Remembers Gallery
  • Rise of Community Technology Lab
  • Riding the Rails
  • First Nations Cultural Demonstration Counter
  • The Last Frontier Woodworking Maker Space
  • HMS General Hunter - Shooting a Cannon
  • Speaking of Wildlife Show
  • Wine Tasting Event
  • Brews & Bites - Beer Tasting Event

PUBLIC CLOSURE – Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre – March 16 – April 5, 2020

The health and well-being of Bruce County residents is always our number one priority. Although Health Canada has classified the COVID-19 virus as low risk to Canadians, we’re taking extra precautions to protect all clients, staff and the public. Using an overabundance of precaution in the wake of COVID -19, while services will continue, ALL County Office Buildings are closed to the public beginning Monday March 16, until Sunday April 5, 2020.

This includes the following locations:

County Administration Centre, 30 Park Street, Walkerton

Peninsula Hub, 268 Berford Street, Wiarton

Lakeshore Hub, 1243 MacKenzie Road, Port Elgin

All Library Branch locations

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, 33 Victoria Street, Southampton

Due to these closures, all County Council and Committee meetings scheduled during this time are CANCELLED.

Relying on advice from experts in risk management and loss prevention, we’re committed to doing our part to help slow the spread of this new virus. When possible, we encourage social distancing, as recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and suggest that contacting us via phone, email or online is preferred during this time. Please refer to for a complete list of contact numbers and email.

Staff continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will provide updates as necessary. In addition, Bruce County’s emergency management practices are in place.

The public is encouraged to follow the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit and stay up to date at

The County also recommends that the public follow the proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health:

Experience the long and proud history of Bruce County beginning in the newly updated Anishnaabwe Endaat gallery, through pioneer times to present day.  Journey through thousands of years of natural and human history; come face-to-face with a baby mammoth, meet the shopkeeper while exploring Bevan's General Store, or play in our technology lab.  Explore the rich marine history of Bruce County's lighthouses, shipwrecks and fishing industry; board the HMS General Hunter, an 1812 battleship replica, where an exciting virtual experience awaits as you shoot the cannon to defeat the enemy.  Step into the trenches of WWI and follow the life of a Bruce County soldier through the war.  Discover all this and more!

re: FASHION, January 18 - April 30.  Discover this stunning exploration of fashion, form and function.  Artefacts from the Collection of Wellington County Museum & Archives have been "refashioned" as fibre creations by 'Connection Fibre Artists'. Connections Fibre Artists is a Canadian collective of fibre artists formed in 1999; this 2019 exhibition celebrates their 20th year together.  This exhibit was created by Wellington County Museum & Archives.  Proudly presented by Sisters on Huron. 

The Museum offers adult and children's programming and special events, and is home to the Bruce County Archives & Research Room. One visit will have you buying a membership!  You can also use your membership for free admission at 4 additional Museums including: Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Waterloo Region Museum & Archives, Huron County Museum and Simcoe County Museum!


On March 12, 2020, the Ontario Government ordered all publicly funded schools to be closed for 2 weeks after the March Break due to concerns about coronavirus (COVID – 19).

Bruce County will be cancelling all non essential programs for the same period from March 14 through to April 5, 2020.  This will include, but not limited to, programs offered at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre. 

CANCELLATION: March Break KidZone Camp,  March 17-March 20, 2020 – Full refunds will be provided and patrons will be contacted by a Museum staff member to process refunds

CANCELLATION:  March Break Daily Programming, March 14-March 21, 2020

CANCELLATION: Any regular scheduled programming, March 14 – April 5, 2020

CANCELLATION or POSTPONEMENT: Facility rentals, March 14-April 5, 2020

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre will remain open to the public and regular business hours apply.

Visit for a schedule of programs and events or call us toll free at 1-866-318-8889 to plan your visit today!  33 Victoria Street North, Southampton, ON in beautiful Saugeen Shores.


33 Victoria St., N.
Southampton, ON, N0H 2L0

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10:00am - 5:00pm
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10:00am - 5:00pm
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10:00am - 5:00pm

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Accessible Washrooms
Admission Fee
Air Conditioning
Bike Racks
Child Friendly
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Credit Card
Credit Card Accepted
Debit Accepted
Gift Certificates
Handicap Washrooms
No Pets
No Smoking
Open Fall
Open Spring
Open Summer
Open Winter
Open Year Round
Party Room
Picnic Area
Rainy Day Activities
Seniors Discount