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In 1907, the Niagara Historical Society opened Memorial Hall, Ontario's first purpose-built Museum.

Plan a visit to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum to discover the unique stories of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Located 20km north of Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake provided a new home for refugees, was the capital of Upper Canada, was in the middle of a war zone and visited by millions as a place of recreation for over 100 years; these stories play a major role in the development of Canada.

 


Exhibitions

We Built A Tiny Museum!

Through generous funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and private donations, we are excited to unveil "The Tiny Museum"!  Our mobile structure will soon bring exhibits to community events and schools.

 

Temporary Exhibitions



online exhibitions

Google Arts & Culture Logo

We are on Google Arts & Culture! Click HERE to check out our online exhibits.

permanent Exhibitions

 

Our Story

As visitors enter the Museum they will explore 9,000 years of history in first gallery of the Museum.

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Video Exhibit

Enjoy a new audio/visual component to our permannet exhibition!

Generously funded by David Murray & Elizabeth Surtees, this project features 9 short videos about various aspects of Niagara-on-the-Lake's History

Visitors can check out a handheld tablet at the front desk and scan QR codes throughout the galleries to reveal the videos.

Produced by Barbara Worthy and 12th Street Productions with app development by Creative Bytes Studios.

For a full credit list of images seen in the videos click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's New

covid-19 news

Share your thoughts, feelings, fears and feel good stories with us for future generations.

For children and students, these COVID-19 workbooks will help you keep a journal of this time that you can then share with the Museum afterward:

JUNIOR WORKBOOK

INTERMEDIATE WORKBOOK

Museum Gift ShoP

Looking for a good read or a unique gift for someone? Check out our new online shop!

Visit notlmuseumshop.square.site to make your purchase online. We can deliver in Niagara-on-the-Lake or you can pick up curb-side at the Museum..  Call us between 10 am and 5 pm to order over the phone 905-468-3912.

New inventory is being added daily.  Gift items are uploaded and books are coming soon!

BOOK CATALOGUE

 

SOme Local History Trivia to get you throug h
COVID-19 Quarantine

How much do you know about Niagara-on-the-Lake and its communities? Try these quizzes:

Images of NOTL

History of Chautauqua

Local History

History of St. Davids

History of Queenston

History of Virgil

Found in NOTL

Guess the Object

More Niagara Trivia

Hotels in NOTL

Street Names of NOTL

Faces of NOTL

War of 1812

St. Andrew's Church

Gates & Entrances in NOTL



Weekly Newsletters During COVID-19

March 26 edition

April 2 edition

April 9 edition

April 16 edition

April 23 edition

April 30 edition

May 7 edition

May 14 edition

May 21 edition

 

VOICES OF FREEDOM MOBILE WALKING TOUR APP

Learn about Niagara-on-the-Lake's Black History with the new mobile walking tour. Visit www.vofpark.org to download the Balado Discovery app and search for "Voices of Freedom"!

Read HERE to learn about the award given to this project - the 2020 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Conservation.

® Image: View of Fort George, Oil on canvass, C. Kreighoff 1823