Lanark and District Museum

Tourism Region: Township of Lanark Highlands

Lanark and District Museum features the on-going history of the Lanark Highlands, and former Drummond & Bathurst Townships in Lanark County. Our unique museum houses artifacts and changing exhibits from the area's earliest history to the present. The museum maintains a growing resource collection for research, including numerous primary sources for all your genealogical needs.



80 George Street
Lanark, Ontario
K0G 1K0

Telephone: (613) 259-5350

Mailing Address: 
Lanark and District Museum
75 George Street, PO BOX 340, Lanark, Ontario
K0G 1K0

Hours of Operation

Operations: Year Round • By Appointment • Seasonal

Open: 2013 Hours: Open Thursday to Monday from

September 1 - October 31: Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays from 1 to 4 PM.

Appointments can be made year around for research or tours.

Closed: Tuesday • Wednesday
Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter Monday.

Administration fees

Admission: Charged • Free

About Collections

Houses displays of tools, clothing and artifacts collected from Lanark Area Pioneer Homes, as well as a library of Canadiana Books and Genealogy Records, which includes the only complete set of Lanark Eras(1895 - 2000). These may be read on microfilm at the Perth Campus of Algonquin College, Telephone (613) 267-2859.


Architectural Records • Cartographic Materials • Electronic Records • Prints and Drawings • Microforms • Photographs • Sound Recordings • Textual Records

Decorative Arts

Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Costumes • Furniture or Furnishings • Glass • Musical Instruments • Textiles or Tapestries

Human History

Agriculture • Costumes and Accessories • Exploration and Survey • Forestry • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs • Local History • Manuscripts • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Medals • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Musical Instruments • Oral History • Printing and Bookbinding • Religious or Liturgical Objects • Sports Equipment • Toys and Games • Transportation
Other: The Wall Map, produced in 1863 by H.F. Walling, of The United Counties of Lanark and Renfrew, illustrates the Townships and Concessions with the name of the Occupant of each lot.

Natural Sciences

Earth Science and Geological Collections

Services & Activities

Research Services

Archival Records • Conservation or Restoration • Genealogical Research • Information Centre • Library
Other: Historical Books for Consultation.

Educational Programs

Classes or Workshops • Demonstrations • Lectures • School Programs : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP) : Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary)

Visitor Services

Information Centre or Desk • Meeting Room Rental • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Washrooms • Special Needs Facilities : Wheelchair access

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Publications & Products

Books • Brochures • Newsletters • Postcards • Commemorative Souvenirs • Tour Packages

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