A museum... and so much more... for you to explore!

NOTICES

If you have received a phone call from 519-867-2020 that appears suspicious, please note that our number is being used by telemarketers through caller ID spoofing.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but these calls are not coming from the Museum.  Unfortunately, we have been advised by the phone company that there is no solution to this problem.  

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We are delighted to announce that we have re-opened to the public!  Hours from September through mid-December are 9 to 4, Monday through Friday (we are closed Labour Day, Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day). 

Please take note of the following information before visiting:

How we are improving safety for you:

  • limiting visitors at the reception counter to one person/family unit
  • providing a Plexiglas shield at the reception counter
  • encouraging physical distancing by limiting access to smaller exhibit areas to one person/family unit and limiting the number of visitors in the main building to 17
  • removing all hands-on children’s activity centres and the push button to activate the model trains from use
  • providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and in various areas throughout the site
  • cancelling events due to inability to physical distance with larger attendance
  • increasing disinfecting of surfaces throughout the Museum

What we are asking of our visitors:

  • if you or someone in your household is feeling unwell, do not visit
  • be aware that you will be asked COVID-19 screening questions before you enter the museum
  • be aware that you will be required to provide your name and contact information upon arrival for the purpose of contact tracing
  • while contactless methods of payment are preferred (tap debit or credit) we will be accepting cash payments
  • wear a mask or face covering unless you are exempt (you must supply your own)
  • wash or sanitize your hands when you arrive and regularly during your visit
  • practice cough/sneeze etiquette of coughing/sneezing into your elbow
  • keep your family unit together while touring
  • please be patient and wait as needed to maintain physical distance of 2 m (6 feet) from other visitors and from staff

Welcome to Moore Museum, Mooretown, Ontario

With 12 historic and exhibit buildings, Moore Museum offers something to engage everyone’s interest.  Spend an hour or two exploring all we have to offer…
Take a stroll around our heritage village and discover the life and work of the past:

  • see the tools of the trade in the blacksmith shop, job printing press shop and harness shop.
  • explore our community’s agricultural roots with intriguing displays of antique farm implements.  
  • understand the valuable link the railroad provided for the early residents of our area as you visit the former Mooretown railroad station and the wooden caboose, furnished and equipped for the train’s next departure.  
  • appreciate modern medicine as you view early 20th century doctors’ equipment and pharmaceutical remedies.  
  • discover the differences and similarities of education over the years in the one-room schoolhouse.
  • realize the challenges of work on the Great Lakes waterway through models, equipment and photographs in the marine room.
  • learn about the lifestyles of past generations in the log cabin and Victorian cottage.

A highlight, which opened in 2013 and continues to be updated, is the Lionel model train exhibit.  The travelling display used by the Lionel company to promote their products forms the basis of this exhibit room.  Visitors are able to run the "S", "O" and "G" gauge trains by push button.  The whole family will enjoy this engaging display!

For more information, watch our video.