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Reserve your visit to the Archives & Researach Room by calling 226-909-2890 or by email at


Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 5 PM
Friday 10 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 5 PM
Sunday Closed

Archives & Research Room

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 AM - 12 PM & 1:30 PM - 4 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 12 PM & 1:30 PM - 4 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 12 PM & 1:30 PM - 4 PM
Friday 10 AM - 12 PM & 1:30 PM - 4 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 12 PM & 1:30 PM - 4 PM
Sunday Closed

General Admission

Individual $8.00 + HST
Children $4.00 + HST
Student $6.00 + HST
Senior $6.00 + HST
Archives $6.00 + HST

Membership & Passes

Enjoy the many benefits of Membership. Not only will you receive FREE admission for a whole year, but so much more!

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre​

33 Victoria Street North (in the town of Saugeen Shores)
Southampton, ON Canada N0H 2L0
Toll Free: 1-866-318-8889 | Phone: 519-797-2080 | Fax 519-797-2191

Get Involved


Our success is made possible, in part, by the support we receive through our strong relationships with you, our donors. Your generosity ensures that we will continue to inspire, educate and remain the premier destination of choice for exploring our history.


Volunteers are the building blocks of our Museum. All our activities and programs depend on the assistance of dedicated volunteers.

Welcome Back (Again!) at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is preparing to welcome visitors back on March 2, 2021. As with our previous re-opening in 2020, we continue to put public safety first and have protocols in place to keep visitors and staff safe by following the Provincial framework guidelines and the advice of Grey Bruce Public Health officials. 

We’ve got some great new exhibitions opening too! ‘Trailblazers’ is an exhibition created by The Canadian Centre for Gender + Sexual Diversity (CCGSD), that recognizes the lives and work of 12 remarkable individuals who have acted as a voice for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and advocated for equal rights and freedoms in Canada. We are also opening a new permanent exhibit ‘Earth’s Climate in the Balance’, did you know that the earth has experienced 4.6 billion years of climate change? This digital exhibition will answer many of your questions and more featured in the lower café.

Winter programming continues with our ‘Virtual Adventure Talks’- traveling near and far, these explorers have been on trips of a lifetime and are excited to share their journey, stories and photographs with you. For those of you who are wanting a more hands-on experience and time away from screens the “Museum in a Box” monthly subscription program offers activity kits including challenges, videos, crafts, and games and provide enough supplies for two children. Order a subscription for the whole year, 10 boxes, or pick from your favourite themes and order individually by the first of each month. Visit to learn more about all of our programs, to purchase tickets, or order your ‘Museum in a Box’.

We launched the rebooted ‘Education Centre’ in January 2021. Educators can now take their classes on virtual field trips and find resources in one easy-to-navigate place which is available on our website at The ‘Education Centre’ is providing educators with easier access to information, and more digital resources for teachers teaching online and those in the classroom that would like to visit but cannot.

The Museum will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 5 PM closing daily from noon until 1 PM for additional sanitizing and cleaning protocols, please follow the three w’s when you visit: wear a face mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. The Archives & Research Room will be available by appointment only Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM to 12 PM or 1:30 PM to 4 PM, reservations can be made by calling 226-909-2890 or email Recognizing that some people may not feel comfortable visiting just yet, so with this in mind we will continue to offer virtual activities and online programs, you can stay in touch and continue to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Discover more and plan your journey through Bruce County history at