Back by popular demand, we are pleased to announce the return of “The General Store”. “Meet” the storekeeper, use interactive screens to discover the inventory and see some of the Museum’s rarely seen artefacts.
Be the captain of your own ship! An all new virtual reality experience awaits you. Feel what it might have been like to sail the General Hunter and load and fire a cannon during the bombardment of Fort Detroit.
Museum visitors are invited to walk on a replica deck of a War of 1812 ship – the HMS General Hunter – and take part in a simulated cannon-firing sequence; a sail-raising activity; and a ship steering experience
Come and see our newest permanent addition – the Shanty – made from Bruce County logs and located inside our pioneer section of the galleries. It represents a crucial step in the formation of settlers who cleared the way for today’s inhabitants.
Featured is the architecture and the variety of the eight lighthouses along the Bruce Coast, range lights, and the stories behind the history. Some see a lighthouse as an object of curiosity, a relic of a bygone era. But for a small group of coast side families, it was home.