Health Canada has classified the COVID-19 virus as HIGH risk to Canadians, we’re taking extra precautions to protect all clients, staff and the public. ALL County Office Buildings are closed to the public until further notice.


Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
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Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Archives & Research Room

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
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

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.

HMS General Hunter & Captivating Coastlines

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Learn about the rich marine history of Bruce County’s shoreline with stories of the harbours and ports, fishing, shipwrecks and more.

Come aboard HMS General Hunter, a replica of a War of 1812 battleship, where an exciting virtual experience also awaits as you feel what it would be like on the ship during a storm and fire a cannon during the bombardment of Fort Detroit.  Learn how the real ship was found on the beaches of Southampton. 
Through the lives of the people who lived here during the 1800s to present day, this exhibition tells the stories of harbours and ports, fishing, delivery of supplies, dependence on the water, shipwrecks, shipbuilding, and navigational aids.

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