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  • Due to the Provincial Emergency Brake the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre will be closed to the public as of April 3, 2021.
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Archives & Research Room

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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

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.


The Audrey Webster Underwood Library of the Bruce County Genealogical Society is housed in the Research Room. These materials, combined with other records supplied by the BCM&CC and the Bruce & Grey Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, make our Research Room an ideal place for genealogical research.

Interested in your family history but don’t know where to start?  We have helpful staff to guide you through the research process.  There is also a Genealogy Workshop offered by the Bruce County Genealogical Society every spring. 


Some of the items in the Research Room and Archives are searchable through our Online Collections database.  Also check out our Genealogy Resource Checklist for a list of items frequently used by genealogists.


Some of the genealogical resources available in the Research Room and Archives include:

  • Census records on microfilm, through, and transcribed specifically for the County of Bruce
  • Family Histories:  Search our Online Collections for family history books and family trees. Also browse the Collection by Name.
  • Cemetery transcriptions
  • Bruce County directories
  • Land record abstracts and registry copy books
  • Ontario Birth / Marriage / Death Indexes and Registrations for Bruce County on microfilm: 1869 – 1914 (births), 1858 – 1929 (marriages) and 1869 – 1939 (deaths)
  • Library Edition, including census information, birth, marriage, and death registrations, and more
  • Local town and township histories
  • Local newspapers on microfilm
  • Newspaper indexes – mainly births / marriages / deaths from Wiarton, Chesley, Paisley, Lucknow and Port Elgin
  • Birth / Marriage / Death newspaper clippings organized alphabetically
  • Books on Scottish, Irish and English genealogy
  • Copies of Women’s Institute Tweedsmuir Community Histories (compiled local histories)
  • Assessment rolls

If you are planning several hours of research or require materials to be retrieved from the archival storage area on a Saturday, please call the Research Room (519-797-2080) in advance to make an appointment.  If you require a microfilm reader or use of a computer, please call ahead to reserve one. Otherwise, they operate on a first come, first served basis.

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