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Museums / Heritage

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Explore Collingwood with us! Join one of our knowledgeable local guides at Collingwood FREE walking tours and discover what they love about our community! What we offer Our guided outdoor walks are infused with a little something for everyone - humour, history, art and architecture. We offer great suggestions for (mostly free) things to do while you are in town. We want to be your local host! Everyone is welcome to join us for a leisurely 1.5 to 2 hour stroll - rain or shine. We especially encourage ladies on weekend getaways, families with kids and dogs on leashes. Simply arrive at our designated meeting spot and take the tour alongside anyone else that happens to come along. No reservations required! *What is a 'FREE' tour? The concept of a free city tour is extremely popular in Europe. As there is no set price, it is a great way for visitors of all budgets to get acquainted with the geography and sites of a new city. Our carefully selected guides work on a no-pressure, tips only basis. We believe this model encourages more participants to come out and give it a try, and ensures our guides give the best service on every tour. You decide what the tour is worth after you've participated.

Preserving Collingwood’s heritage is a century old tradition at the Collingwood Museum. Changing exhibits and core displays share the stories of the region’s First Nations peoples, as well as Collingwood’s evolution from a transportation and shipbuilding hub to a tourism destination. The Museum offers special events, educational programs, archives and research facilities, and a gift shop.

The Blue Mountains
This museum, housed in a former railway station built in the 1880s, traces local history from the very distant to the much more recent past. It is also a branch of the The Blue Mountains Public Library. Along with museum and library services, the Craigleith Heritage Depot offers tourism information as well as a research center too. Visit often to see its changing exhibitions! Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sun 12-5pm, Wed- 3-8pm, Sat - 10-5pm

Surrounding Area
All aboard our famous Tall Ships! Experience Canadian history and learn what life was like for sailors and soldiers at this 19th century naval and military base. See a 200 year old shipwreck. Experience our great line-up of 2017 special events celebrating 150 years of Ontario and Canadian history!

Owen Sound
HISTORY LIVES HERE! Preservation, understanding and communication of the unique heritage of Grey County. Opinions of what constitutes “folk art” are wide and varied. In this exhibition, objects from Grey Roots and other County museums have been chosen for the stories they tell us about the people and cultures that created them. Some were brought with immigrants and settlers from “the old country.” Most of the objects were created here. Whimsies, quilts, pottery, carvings, paintings, shellwork and even décor made of human hair make this never-before-seen exhibition a fascinating study of the human need to create. A Grey Roots original exhibit Winter Hours January up to March Break Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Surrounding Area
Step back in time to the 17th century in the Heart of Georgian Bay at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, one of Canada's National Historic Sites. Experience our great line-up of 2017 special events celebrating 150 years of Ontario and Canadian history!

Surrounding Area
Discover the wide range of education programs offered by the Museum for students of all ages, find out how the Museum collects, preserves and shares the history of Simcoe County, celebrate your birthday with friends & visit the gift shop!

The Meaford Museum was originally built in 1985 as the Town’s Pumping House. Later it was turned into the Public Utilities Offices and finally, in 1961 after a sizable donation of historical memorabilia was received by the town, the building was turned into the Meaford Museum. Since that time several renovations, additions and improvements have been made creating the new Meaford Museum as an interactive and exciting hub of local history. You will frequently find school or senior groups, individuals and families learning about the history of the former Town of Meaford and Townships of Sydenham and St. Vincent. The Meaford Museum is an important stop on the Apple Pie Trail, featuring information about the local apple growing history. Also for 2014, there is an exhibit about local inventor and hero Andrew Gawley, the Man with Iron Hands. Learn more about Meaford’s internationally renowned story of Beautiful Joe and the area which inspired John Muir to create the Sierra Club. Meaford has a robust and unique history that transcends its borders and delights all those who visit to learn about it. For more information and hours of operation visit our website.