Ailsa Craig & District Museum

Tourism Region: Southwestern Ontario

The Ailsa Craig & District Historical Society exists to preserve the material history of North Middlesex, formerly known as East and West Williams and McGillivray townships, and the communities of Ailsa Craig and Parkhill. The artifacts are exhibited in the Ailsa Craig Baptist Church, 159 George Street, adapted to re-use as a museum. The archival holdings are housed in a Research Room adjoining the Trinity Chapel at 158 Church Street, also in Ailsa Craig. The Historical Society is non-profit and all monies gained are used to preserve and maintain present holdings.



159 George St
Ailsa Craig, Ontario
N0M 1A0

Telephone: 5192939388
Fax: 5192933678

Mailing Address: 
Ailsa Craig & District Museum
P.O. Box 292, Ailsa Craig, Ontario
N0M 1A0

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Hours of Operation

Operations: By Appointment • Seasonal

Open: Monday to Friday, 1-4 pm June to October
Sundays 1- 4 pm

Closed: Saturday

Administration fees

Admission: Free
Donations are gratefully accepted.

About Collections

The collection includes local artifacts from North Middlesex homes, industries, and businesses. The region, located in south western Ontario, situated close to Sarnia, Windsor and the Niagara region has an extensive agricultural history, and was connected to these regions by rail.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 5000


The Reading Room collection has local histories, photographs, family histories and local ephemera.

Cartographic Materials • Photographs

Fine Arts

Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations • European


Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sketchbooks or Albums

Human History

Agriculture • Animal Husbandry • Archaeological Objects • Communications Devices • Costumes and Accessories • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Film : Photographs : Video • Local History • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Medals • Medical History and Technology • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Musical Instruments • Oral History • Printing and Bookbinding • Religious or Liturgical Objects • Sports Equipment • Toys and Games • Transportation

Services & Activities

Depository for local artifacts and historical paper records of North Middlesex

Research Services

Collection of local history books, school records, church records, scrap books and family histories.

Archival Records • Genealogical Research

Visitor Services

Guided Tours : English • Meeting Room Rental • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Wheelchair access • Washrooms • Audio Guides : English

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available

Number of Volunteers: 40

Activities: Volunteers assist in openings, collections management, and fundraising.

Member Privileges

Members are invited to monthly meetings, and recieve 4 newsletters per year.

Internet Services

General InformationCollectionsEventsDirections or MapLocal History

Local Tourism Links

Other Services

Publications & Products

Brochure of the Ailsa Craig Walking Tour is available at the museum and the reading room.

Newsletters • Commemorative Souvenirs • Tour Packages