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TEMPORARY CLOSURE (Portion of External Grounds, 1878 Schoolhouse) Begins Monday, July 15, 2024.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE – Mackenzie Log Home – Begins Monday, July 22.

Museum Hours

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

Archives Hours

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

General Admission

Individual $8.00 + HST
Children (4-12) $4.00 + HST
Student $6.00 + HST
Senior $6.00 + HST
Archives $6.00 + HST
Children (3 & under) FREE

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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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PA Maker Day: Early Engineers

Home | Events & Programs | PA Maker Day: Early Engineers

September 27, 2024 

8:30 am
 – 4:30 pm

Step back in time and join us for a day of discovery! Participants will embark on a hands-on journey in the world of early innovations and inventions connected to historical local communities. From artefact exploration to using tools, technologies, and skills that shaped the lives of Indigenous and early Settler populations, kids will celebrate the creative spirit of early engineers through fun STEAM-based activities. 


Kids, ages 5-10 years | Space is limited, preregistration and prepayment are required.   

$30 Member | $40 Non-member   


Proudly presented by Ontario Power Generation.  

About Maker Days   

This STEAM-based series (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) will allow children to explore their creativity as they design, build, experiment and share ideas with their fellow makers. Participants will engage with the exhibits, explore the outdoors, learn new skills, and above all have fun.   


PA Day Maker Day Information    

Drop-off/pick-up and proof of age:  

*Please note all participants will be asked to show proof of age at the time of drop off if you have not already done so this year.  This can be a health card, passport, birth certificate, or any other piece of ID that shows both name and date of birth.   


Drop-off is in the lobby between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. There will be a sign in/out sheet at the front desk to ensure your child’s safe arrival and departure; please indicate who will be picking your child up that day on the sheet.  


Pick-up at 4:30 pm, either downstairs in the KidZone Room or in the lobby. If you need to pick up your child earlier than 4:30 pm, please inform staff in the morning. The sign out sheet will be with the group.  


What to bring:  

  • 1 nut-free lunch  
  • 2 nut-free snacks  
  • A water bottle  
  • Weather appropriate outdoor clothes 
  • Good footwear  
  • A sweater (the Museum can get cold)  
  • A change of clothes/extra socks  

*Please label all items with participants’ names if possible  

Do not send:  

  • Electronic devices  
  • Play weapons or weapons of any kind  
  • Clothes that cannot get dirty  
  • Non-essential personal belongings like toys or stuffies (to avoid lost items and mix-ups)  

Please be advised that while we require nut-free snacks and lunches be brought, we are a nut-aware (not nut-free) facility and share a kitchen that is used for rentals. If you have concerns about allergies, please speak to a staff member. 


The Child Activity Assistance Program (CAAP) is a fund available for families with a gross income of less than $49,466.00. The fund assists families with the cost of activities such as school trips, school nutrition programs, extra-curricular activities, arts and cultural programs, Scouts/Brownies etc. Bruce County families can access this program for their dependent children under the age of 18, and receive up to $500.00 per child, per year. 


Am I eligible? 

  • You must be a Canadian Citizen 
  • Be a resident of Bruce County 
  • You must provide verification of your gross income 

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Photo of Eberth Farmer's Hotel
Located just west of Hanover along the Brant Township line in South Bruce was Eberth Farmer’s Hotel that began operation in the 1850s.  John