Collingwood Museum

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.

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Location

Address: 
45 St. Paul Street
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 4B2

Telephone: 705-445-4811
Fax: 705-445-9004

Mailing Address: 
Collingwood Museum
P.O. Box 556, Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 4B2

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Year Round

Special Events:
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:
Closed Christmas Day
Closed New Years Day
Closed January 2, 2000

Administration fees

Admission: Free
Currently, general admission by donation, education programme and group fees vary.

About Collections

Collections include fossils, early native, marine, rail, community history.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 17,000

Archives

Archival include marine documents, photographs, local businesses, local residents, homes, rail, early industry.

Architectural Records • Cartographic Materials • Prints and Drawings • Manuscripts • Films and Videos • Photographs • Sound Recordings • Textual Records

Decorative Arts

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

Fine Arts

Culture:
African • American • Asian • Australian • Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations

Media:
Painting • Sculpture • Sketchbooks or Albums

Miscellaneous:
Folk Art • War Art • Religious Art

Human History

Agriculture • Archaeological Objects • Ceremonial Objects • Chemistry • Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices • Communications Devices • Costumes and Accessories • Currency • Electricity • Exploration and Survey • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs • Local History • Manuscripts • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Marine History and Technology • Masks • Medals • Medical History and Technology • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Musical Instruments • Printing and Bookbinding • Religious or Liturgical Objects • Sports Equipment • Stamps • Toys and Games • Transportation : Marine : Railway • Weapons

Natural Sciences

Earth Science and Geological Collections
Minerals

Paleontological 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.

Research Services

By Appointment, Local History

Archival Records • Conservation or Restoration • Genealogical Research • Information Centre • Library
Other: Photograph Reproduction

Educational Programs

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 • Family Programs • Films • School Programs : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP) • Seniors Programs • Professional Development
Other: Offsite / walking tours / step-on bust tour guides.

Visitor Services

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 • Parking Facilities : Free • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Washrooms : Wheelchair access • Washrooms
Other Guided Tours: Walking Tour of the Historical Buildings along Third Street and Minnesota Street

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 20

Activities: Conservation, research, collections management, education programming

Member Privileges

Discounts in store and for programmes; bi-monthly newsletter; members' social

Internet Services

Virtual Exhibitions

Local Tourism Links

Local AttractionsHotelsRestaurantsShopping

Other Services

Three acre park immediately adjacent to the Station.

Publications & 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 • Brochures • Educational kits • Museum Guide • Newsletters • Postcards • Posters • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps • Videos