We are preparing to welcome visitors back with a gradual reopening.  On August 10, 2020 members are welcome to reserve a time to explore again.  Then on August 24, 2020 the general public may also reserve to explore Bruce County history once again. 

Beginning on August 10, 2020

Monday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Archives & Research Room
Beginning on August 10, 2020

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday Closed
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

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Ecclesiastical Furniture

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This pulpit, part of a set that includes a chair, was made for the Knox Presbyterian Church in Lion’s Head, who opened their doors in 1881. The church later became the Lion’s Head United Church, and they used the chair and pulpit for the last time April 18, 1962. Both chair and pulpit are credited as being made by Lion’s Head resident Washington B. Moshier ca. 1885. Moshier came from Wellington County to Lion’s Head in the late 1870s and set up a business as a cabinet maker.

Another pulpit, from the Armow Methodist Church can be found within the Museum’s collection. The pulpit was made in the 1870s by Samuel Avery. Samuel was born in England in 1842, and immigrated to Canada with his father and settled in the Exeter area where he apprenticed as a wagon maker. The family moved to Bruce County in the 1860s and settled just outside of Armow, where Samuel began his trade as wagon maker. Samuel was very active within the community and served as Deputy-Reeve in 1887-1888, and as a member of Bruce County Council in 1888. When the new Armow Methodist Church opened in 1898, he, along with Leonard Shewfelt, laid the cornerstone.

To explore other church related items in the online database click here


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Made from Bruce County logs and to original measurements, the shanty is a replica of the Kennedy brothers’ original shanty and represents the first
MacKenzie Log Home Can you imagine living in a two2-bedroom home with nine children and two parents?  That is exactly what the McKenzie family