Tourism Region: Georgian Triangle
Community Museum located in The Station, a reconstruction of the 1873 Collingwood Railway Station.The Station is located at the corner of St. Paul Street and Hwy. #26, in downtown Collingwood.
About the Collections
Collections include fossils, early native, marine, rail, community history.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 17,000
Archival include marine documents, photographs, local businesses, local residents, homes, rail, early industry.
Architectural Records •
Cartographic Materials •
Prints and Drawings •
Films and Videos •
Sound Recordings •
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork •
Musical Instruments •
Textiles or Tapestries
African • American • Asian • Australian • Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations
Painting • Sculpture • Sketchbooks or Albums
Folk Art • War Art • Religious Art
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Exploration and Survey
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Marine History and Technology
Medical History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Printing and Bookbinding
Religious or Liturgical Objects
Toys and Games
Earth Science and Geological Collections
Fossil Collections • Fossil Invertebrates (Invertebrate Paleontology) • Fossil Vertebrates (Vertebrate Paleontology)
Services & Activities
The Collingwood Museum, organized under municipal by-laws, has been created to collect, preserve, research, house, exhibit and interpret all those objects which illustrate the pre-history, history, growth and development of the Town of Collingwood and outlying rural area.
The Museum will serve the educational, intellectual and recreational needs and interests of the Collingwood area by means of exhibits, research facilities, lectures, seminars and other activities.
By Appointment, Local History
Archival Records •
Conservation or Restoration •
Genealogical Research •
Information Centre •
Other: Photograph Reproduction
On site or in school. Curriculum based education programmes, pioneer, native, transportation, early industry and community. Step on bus guide service, walking tours, native and heritage badges for guides, brownies and cubs. Speakers bureau, offsite programming for special interest groups. Guest speaking at various heritage groups.
Classes or Workshops
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Other: Offsite / walking tours / step-on bust tour guides.
Housed within the Station is the Visitors Bureau,providing local tourism information.
Accessible by Public Transportation
Children's Activities or Services
: Nursing area or Change Table
Information Centre or Desk
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Other Guided Tours: Walking Tour of the Historical Buildings along Third Street and Minnesota Street
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 20
Activities: Conservation, research, collections management, education programming
Discounts in store and for programmes; bi-monthly newsletter; members' social
Local Tourism Links
Three acre park immediately adjacent to the Station.
Publications and Products
We have several Marine, history and childrens books, including in house publications "Collingwood Skiffs and Sidelaunches", "The Building of a Ship Hull #22". Assorted T-shirts, sweatshirts, some home decor and novelty items.
Bi-monthly Museum newsletter.
Annual Reports •
Educational kits •
Museum Guide •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
45 St. Paul Street
P.O. Box 556, Collingwood, Ontario
Hours of Operation
December Christmas Programmes: Children's Activities
March Break: Children's Programmes
Open: Monday Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
Closed New Years Day
Closed January 2, 2000
Currently, general admission by donation, education programme and group fees vary.