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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

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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

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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.

Ontario Marine History & Underwater Archaeology Research Centre

Welcome to the MHUA Research Centre

The BCM&CC is developing an Ontario Marine Heritage and Underwater Archaeology Research Centrehoused in the Bruce County Archives & Research Room.  The Research Centre will become a repository for shipwreck documents and other underwater site information from areas across Ontario. 

As the Research Centre evolves the BCM&CC is working in partnership with the Ontario Marine Heritage Committee (OMHC). 

To view OMHC’s presentation and BCM&CC’s report to Bruce County Council proposing the Research Centre, click here:  Ontario Marine Heritage Committee Proposal Report

Individuals, organizations, and public agencies may contribute materials to the Research Centre.  The BCM&CC welcomes donations of books, photographs, and other records related to marine history and underwater archaeology across Ontario.  Once received, these items are stored in a secure storage area with environmental controls suited to long-term preservation.  They are also accessible to researchers to view in the Research Room.


During the donation process, the BCM&CC may require an inventory of items, with enough detail to: 

  • demonstrate the relevance of the items to Ontario marine history, and  
  • enable the identification of duplication within the Collection.   

When reviewing a potential donation, other factors that may be discussed include:  

  • Legal ownership 
  • Donor restrictions 
  • Resources to properly store and care for an item 

Donated materials become the property of the BCM&CC through the completion of a Deed of Gift. 


Please schedule an appointment with the Archivist, Deb Sturdevant, by emailing or calling 226-909-2426.    

Tax receipts may be available upon request at the time of donation.  To receive a tax receipt for donations exceeding $1,000, the donation must be accompanied by an appraisal from an accredited source at the donor’s expense.   

The Ontario Marine Heritage and Underwater Archaeological Research Centre will ultimately become an important destination for divers, historians, researchers, students at all levels, as well as the general public from Bruce County, Ontario, and beyond. 

As new donations are received through the Research Centre, descriptions will be added to Online Collections, with links added here. 

The first donation received as part of the Centre is the:

The processing of the Arthur Amos Shipwreck Research Collection is in process.  More detailed descriptions of some of the items are available in Online Collections:

All processed items specifically designated as part of the Ontario Marine History and Underwater Archaeology Research Centre:

Many more marine-related resources in the Collection are related to Bruce County, and are not all included in the link above.  Some may be explored through the links below. 

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