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The Museum’s Research Room and Archives will be closed on Labour Day Monday, September 5.

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 - 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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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.

Rise of Community

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Discover the stories of community and technology in Bruce County during the 20th century. Follow the emergence of specialists, home conveniences, service clubs, telecommunications and power providers

Rise of Community links both the global and local impacts of technology. It reveals stories of community and technological growth within Bruce County that follow the emergence of specialists and home conveniences that lead to our Technology Lab. Here you will experience what the future brings through the eyes of inventors. Continue the expansive journey from professionals and community groups to communications and power providers during the twentieth century.
Similar to today, new inventions did not appear in every home and farm overnight, and some people were at first reluctant to adopt new technology. People considered many factors, including logistics and expense, before these technologies were accepted and available to everyone. Many 20th century inventions were integrated into home life, child rearing, and housekeeping, with the idea of making these things faster or easier.

As the population grew in the 20th century, so did the needs of the people and in the beginning many specialists had more than one occupation, usually related. However, as villages grew into small towns, the demand for services became greater and many were able to further specialize and develop a thriving business.

Rise of Community

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Share your talent, skills and time as a Museum Volunteer! Volunteers are the building blocks of our Museum; all of our activities and programs depend on the assistance of these dedicated individuals. When you volunteer, you become a guide of culture and history for Bruce County.


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This hands-on model train exhibit tells the 100-year history of commercial and personal activities surrounding the railway in Bruce County, when the railway displaced