Lambton Heritage Museum

Tourism Region: Southwestern Ontario

The Lambton Heritage Museum is a community museum collecting and interpreting artifacts relating the human and natural history of Lambton County and area.



RR 2, 10035 Museum Road
Grand Bend, Ontario

Telephone: 1-519-243-2600
Fax: 1-519-243-2646

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Year Round

Open: March 1 to October 31: Open daily 10am-5pm Monday-Friday,
11am-5pm Weekends and Holidays.
November 1 to February 28: Open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday, Closed Weekends and Holidays.

Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Remembrance Day

Administration fees

Admission: Charged
$5.00 adults; $4.00 students/seniors; $3.00 children.

Discounts: Groups • Seniors • Students • CMA members

About Collections

19th century agricultural equipment a specialty, especially western Ontario manufacturing concerns of the 19th century. Over 300 pressed glass water pitchers of Canadian and American origin, 1870-1930.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 25,000


The holdings pertain directly to either the formal/ industrial/ or social history of Sarnia-Lambton area. Highlights are the John Goodison Thresher Co., Sarnia; Doherty Stove Manufacturing Co., Sarnia; Thom's Agricultural Implement Works, Watford; The Howard Fraleigh Flax and Hemp Collection, Forest.

Prints and Drawings • Films and Videos • Photographs • Sound Recordings • Textual Records

Decorative Arts

300 pieces pressed glass of the 19th C. Over 300 small-format Currier and Ives prints, and their contemporaries. Collection of 235 cheese dishes. Modest collection of local commerical pottery.

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

Fine Arts

A highlight is the photographic work of six Lambton photographers 1860-1940.


Other Period: Victorian prints

Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings

Human History

Generally pertains to the history of Sarnia-Lambton area, the agricultural technological history of western Ontario, and to the settlement of western Ontario in general.

Agriculture • Animal Husbandry • Archaeological Objects • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs • Local History • Toys and Games • Transportation : Non-motorized ground

Natural Sciences

Victorian shadow-box cases of stuffed birds, and small mammals.

Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Botany : Vascular Plants

Earth Science and Geological Collections

Services & Activities

Tours; lectures; special events; in-school and on-site children's programs; gift shop on premises.

Research Services

Archival Records • Conservation or Restoration • Genealogical Research • Information Centre

Educational Programs

Various education programmes for use at the museum and in-school, for grades K-8.

Family Programs • School Programs : Age 5-11 (k-6)

Visitor Services

Meeting Room Rental • Parking Facilities : Free • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Washrooms : Wheelchairs available : Wheelchair access • Washrooms
Other: Facility/meeting room rental available.

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available

Number of Volunteers: 250

Activities: Food service, special event and fundraising tasks, school programs.

Member Privileges

Free admission, plus unlimited half-price admission to nine other area museums of our Heritage Sarnia-Lambton Museums Network.

Food Services

Snack Bar or Vending Machines • Picnic Area

Internet Services

General InformationEventsSchool Visits or Programs

Local Tourism Links

Local AttractionsHotelsRestaurantsShoppingOther Services

Publications & Products

"Grand Bend... Images of Yesteryear"

"Thomas Doherty... A Life of Invention"

"Scottish Connections", a 2 hour VHS format film about Scottish settlement in the Lambton County area, 1830-1900.

Assorted texts by amateur historians pertaining to the history of Sarnia-Lambton.

Other: Numerous books on local history.


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The museum offers a schedule of fall events. Ask for the full listing by e-mail.

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Every March, up to fifteen thousand white tundra swans land in fields adjacent to the museum property, a feature of our Return of the Swans event and programme.

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