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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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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.

Researcher Registration Form

Researcher Registration Form

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  • Access Conditions

    Researchers are reminded that they are working with unique and fragile historic documents. The following conditions help preserve and protect our documents.
    1. Each new researcher will complete and sign a Registration Form. By doing so, the researcher agrees to observe the rules and guidelines set out in this form and posted on the Research Room bulletin board. Returning patrons will fill in the Daily Sign-In Register, if requested, thereby acknowledging continued agreement with the rules and guidelines.
    2. Only pencils are permitted as writing utensils.
    3. Only Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre (BCM&CC) staff will enter, or retrieve records stored in, the archival storage room. Staff may be unable to retrieve all items at all times. It is recommended that researchers call or email in advance if they intend to request access to such records.
    4. Items will not be retrieved from the archival storage area during the last 15 minutes of the day.
    5. When items are requested from the archival storage area, a Call Sheet must be completed, listing each item retrieved for a researcher from the storage area.
    6. All materials must remain in the Research Room at all times.
    7. Researchers must use only one box at a time and remove only one folder at a time. Keep all records in the existing order.
    8. Records must be handled with extreme care and never be written on, traced, bent or folded. Cotton gloves are available to use when handling primary materials, as instructed by Archives staff.
    9. The BCM&CC may restrict the use of records that are extremely fragile, not arranged, or that are in the process of being arranged and described. Access to records and services may be denied to researchers who do not comply with these terms and conditions or the posted Research Room Rules and Guidelines.
    10. The BCM&CC is not responsible for the content of any archival materials and makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of archival materials.
    11. Photocopying is permitted, at fees established through County by-law, if reproduction is in accordance with donor agreements and copyright legislation. Copies will not be permitted if copying would cause notable damage to an item. Only BCM&CC staff will photocopy materials retrieved from archival storage, unless researchers are advised otherwise by staff.
    12. Copies (hardcopy or digital) are to be used solely for research or private study. Any use of copies for a purpose other than research or private study may require the authorization of the copyright owner of the work in question. The researcher assumes the sole responsibility for any infringement of the literary rights, copyrights, privacy or other rights that pertain to these records.
    13. If publishing material from the archives, with permission of the copyright holder, citation should include at least: Institution, object identification number, and collection title. Example: Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, A2003.032.001, Smith family fonds.
  • Personal information submitted will be used only for the purposes of operating the Research Room and Archives, and will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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