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Please note: The Museum’s historic outdoor structures are now closed for the season!

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 Closed

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

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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

museum@brucecounty.on.ca

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News

Family Day set to bring Bruce County history to life at the BCM&CC

February 8, 2024

This Family Day (Monday, February 19), see Bruce County history come to life at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre with interactive live theatre shows by award-winning theatre company Live History.

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BCM&CC delivers new curriculum-based “Climate Change in a Box – Eni-aanjii-zhiwebak- the changing weather” resource to local schools

February 2, 2024

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, with partners Saugeen Ojibway Nation Coastal Waters Monitoring Program and Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), presented a new “Climate Change in a Box – Eni-aanji-zhiwebak – the changing weather”, educational toolkit today to schools throughout Bluewater and Catholic District School Boards that supports hands on learning around the current Grade 8 curriculum science unit on water systems. 

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Feb 3 Black History Month presentation happening at the BCM&CC

January 29, 2024

In recognition of Black History Month this February, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre presents an afternoon of presentations and discussion on Black history and culture in Bruce County. 

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BCM&CC receives esteemed Ontario Historical Society award for newspaper digitization project

December 13, 2023

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is proud to accept the esteemed 2022-23 Dorothy Duncan Public History Award for its expansive newspaper digitization project, as announced by the Ontario Historical Society (OHS).

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Get ready for holiday fun at the BCM&CC!

November 14, 2023

This week, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre opens registration for its holiday events taking place throughout the month of December.

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BCM&CC launches "Young Canuckstorian" video diaries on WWI Bruce County soldiers

November 13, 2023

In commemoration of Remembrance Day, the BCM&CC has launched a series of short educational videos online, produced in collaboration with The Young Canuckstorian Project team and the 340 Griffin Squadron Air Cadets. 

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Innovative tech in Healthcare and Maritime industries the topic of upcoming talk at BCM&CC

September 25, 2023

The Muse-Talks series continues at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre on October 11h from 7-9 PM with a double-feature presentation on new technologies that are revolutionizing both the healthcare and maritime industries, featuring guest speakers from Georgian College.

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Blanket Exercises to be held in commemoration of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 12, 2023

In commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre (BCM&CC) – in partnership with Nawash Board of Education, Saugeen Advocacy for Healing and Grey Bruce Community Legal Clinic (GBCLC) – will host Blanket Exercises during the month of September.

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Bold colours and big scale inspire in new Heather Lynne Travis art exhibit opening September 16

September 11, 2023

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre welcomes guests to the opening of This Must Be the Place, an art show by local artist Heather Lynne Travis, on Saturday, September 16 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

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September 6, 2023

On September 18, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre will open an exhibition from the Legacy of Hope Foundation: Youth on Reconciliation. The exhibition is open to the public and runs until November 30, 2023.

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August 2, 2023

On Saturday, August 12, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, all Kincardine residents and ratepayers will receive free admission to the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre as part of Kincardine Community Days.

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June 14, 2023

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre will offer free admission to all visitors on June 21, 2023, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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June 5, 2023

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is thrilled to announce the launch of early bird tickets for the highly anticipated event, “LIVE: An Evening with Jesse Wente.” Taking place on October 19, 2023, at the Unifor Family Centre in Port Elgin, this evening promises to be a captivating and thought-provoking experience. 

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June 5, 2023

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is thrilled to announce the launch of a series of digitized exhibits, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of International MuseumWeek (June 5-11), celebrating a decade of honoring museums worldwide. 

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Beauty of the Escarpment to be celebrated in upcoming BCM&CC art show in partnership with Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists

June 2, 2023

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated opening event for the juried art show “Escarpment Roots: The Land, The People, The Story,” in collaboration with the Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists (BPSA). The event will take place on June 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre.

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Pride Month begins at BCM&CC with acclaimed CBC Doc film screening and in-person director Q&A on June 8

May 29, 2023

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is thrilled to announce a special Pride Month film screening of “Take Me to Prom” with director Q&A and panel discussion on June 8, from 7-9 PM.

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Summer events and exhibits launch at BCM&CC

April 25, 2023

This week, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre opens registration for its new roster of upcoming summer events and exhibits taking place from June through August. 

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Notice: Museum 1878 Schoolhouse external grounds temporarily off limits

April 3, 2023

A portion of the external grounds in front of the 1878 Schoolhouse will be temporarily off limits to the public beginning on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

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New children’s book about butterflies by local author Dorothy Ladd to launch at BCM&CC March 16th

March 8, 2023

Dorothy Ladd, a local Indigenous author, will launch her new book about Monarch butterflies on March 16th from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre.  

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March Break Family Fun at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

March 6, 2023

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is excited to announce its line-up of March Break events taking place from March 13-17, 2023, including a series of family-friendly shows featuring magic, wild animals, and space science.

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BCM&CC launches springs events and exhibits

February 6, 2023

This week, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre opens registration for its new roster of upcoming spring events and exhibits taking place from March through May.

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Black History Month presentation on Owen Sound’s Potter’s Field to be held at BCM&CC

To mark the beginning of Black History Month, the BCM&CC will host a special presentation about the work that led to the recognition of more than 1,200 people buried in unmarked graves in Owen Sound’s Potter’s Field, with guest speakers Dorothy Abbott of the Grey County Black Heritage Society, and Aly Boltman, a local historian.

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Past inventors of Bruce County to be highlighted in upcoming BCM&CC exhibit

December 29, 2022

On January 14, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is set to open its first exhibit of 2023, Made in Bruce, showcasing the innovative contributions of past Bruce County residents.

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Arrival of winter brings new events to the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

November 21, 2022

With snow in the air and the holidays just around the corner, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre has officially opened registration for its roster of new 2022/23 winter events, featuring a diversity of activities and entertainment happening now through February.

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Get ready to Light up the Holidays at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

November 14, 2022

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre invites community members to its second annual Light Up the Holidays event to be held on Thursday, December 15 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

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BCM&CC releases new educational resources for Treaties Recognition Week

November 8, 2022

With the beginning of Treaties Recognition Week – a week designated to learning more about treaty rights and responsibilities in Ontario – the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre has prepared new related educational resources online for educators and the public.

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BCM&CC to host talk with Canada’s top war historian and author Tim Cook for Remembrance Week

November 1, 2022

In honour of Remembrance Week, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre will host an afternoon in conversation with Canada’s top war historian and author Tim Cook on November 9.

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Explore inside the atom at Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre’s next Muse Talk event

October 25, 2022

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre announces the next event in its Muse Talks Academic Lecture Series: Inside the Atom, an evening with Dr. Eric Johnston, Chief Innovation Officer at the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII), taking place on November 29.

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Second Kincardine Community Day October 22 at the BCM&CC

October 20, 2022

On Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, all Kincardine residents and ratepayers will receive free admission to the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre as part of Kincardine Community Days.

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Completion of BCM&CC’s Newspaper Digitization Project brings history back to local doorsteps

October 13, 2022

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre proudly announces the completion of its expansive Newspaper Digitization Project, with over 12,000 newspapers from 25 different Bruce County newspaper titles, dated generally between 1861-1930, now available for public viewing online.

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New BCM&CC exhibit explores history of farming & agriculture in Bruce County

September 21, 2022

Ahead of Ontario Agriculture Week (October 3-9), the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre presents its new fall exhibit Farm Fresh, exploring the history of agriculture in Bruce County.

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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre announces new roster of fall programming

September 6, 2022

This week, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre launches its latest roster of exhibits, events, and programming for the fall 2022 season, including some brand new offerings and a few favourites with a seasonal twist. 

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Kincardine Community Days this August & October!

August 9, 2022

On Saturday, August 13, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, all Kincardine residents and ratepayers will receive free admission to the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre as part of Kincardine Community Days.

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BCM&CC Unveils 80th Anniversary WWII Diorama

June 29, 2022

In honour of the 80th anniversary of WWII, BCM&CC has unveiled a new, finely detailed diorama depicting the major ways Canada contributed to the war effort. 

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BCM&CC to Host Saugeen First Nation Ribbon Skirt Project Presentation

June 27, 2022

[POSTPONED – NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED] The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre welcomes visitors to learn more about the Saugeen First Nation’s Ribbon Skirt Project (Maamwi Maadhookiidaa Miinggoozwin).

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Sonic Sensation exhibit set to launch at BCM&CC

May 16, 2022

This week, the BCM&CC celebrates the first of its two major upcoming summer exhibits with the opening of Sonic Sensation, an interactive exhibit about the science of sound and hearing for all ages.

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Upcoming Patio Rosé event kicks off tasting series at BCM&CC

May 4, 2022

On May 28th, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre welcomes guests to its Patio Rosé wine tasting event, the first in a series of tastings taking place at the Museum now through fall 2022.

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BCM&CC Recognizes Volunteer Week

April 27, 2022

In honour of Volunteer Week (April 24-30), the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre recognizes the dedicated volunteers whose contributions as guides of culture and history make its work possible.

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Upcoming Muse Talk event takes BCM&CC guests “Inside the Atom”

April 26, 2022

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre announces the next event in its Muse Talks Academic Lecture Series: Inside the Atom, an evening with Dr. Eric Johnston, Chief Innovation Officer at the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII), taking place on May 11.

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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre Partners with Bruce Power to Offer Virtual Earth Week Program

April 14, 2022

In celebration of Earth Week, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre has partnered with Bruce Power to offer free webinars for students to learn from local experts who will share their knowledge of biodiversity and invasive species.

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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre Welcomes New Development Officer

April 6, 2022

The BCM&CC is pleased to announce that Renata Bell has officially joined the Museum team in the position of Development Officer. 

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Muse-Talk Academic Lecture Series Continues with Magnificent Music & Theory

March 31, 2022

Local writer, fiddler, and photographer Will Henry joins the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre for the second in its Muse-Talk Academic Lecture Series on April 13 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM for an evening of music and insights about fiddle culture.

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Newspaper Digitization Project Announcement for Archives Awareness Week

March 25, 2022

The Bruce County Archives at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre announces its extensive newspaper digitization project aimed at preserving the County’s historical news and making it more accessible to the public.

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Muse-Talks Academic Lecture Series Begins at Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

March 02, 2022

The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre’s Muse-Talks Academic Lecture series kicks off on March 9 at 7:30 PM with guest speaker Chad Richards, Director of the Bruce Power Centre for New Nuclear & Net Zero Partnerships at the Nuclear Innovation Institute, for a discussion on environmentalism and the future.

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