Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives

Site: Penetanguishene Centennial Museum

Record #: MID0338
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 04 Dec 2020

Location, Telephone & Internet

Office Phone 705-549-2150
Fax 705-549-7542
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Site Location Near Town Dock
Located In Community Penetanguishene
Address 13 Burke St 
Penetanguishene, ON 
Canada L9M 1C1
Intersection Burke St & Beck Blvd

Contact Information

Primary Contact Nicole Jackson, Curator/Museum Supervisor; Email:
Alternate Contact Janice Gadsdon, Curatorial Assistant; Email:

Description & Services

Description (Service) The Penetanguishene Museum is housed in an 1875 Heritage Building, formerly the C. Beck Lumber office and General Store, showcasing the town's bilingual and Victorian past. The museum displays, documents and artifacts including:

  • the Abinaki and Huron tribes
  • BrulĂ©, Champlain, Rocellet and Jesuit missionaries
  • logging, lumbering and industrial development
  • domestic, pioneer, retail and recreational items and exhibits
  • 1903 Oldsmobile
  • replica of a 1891 Firehall.

    Programming includes:
  • educational programs
  • kinder camps
  • special events
  • a research room, staffed by volunteers, with genealogical information on the local area.

    Also has a gift shop and picnic area near the waterfront and occasional Art Exhibits.
Hours Sep-Jun, Tue-Sat 9 am-4:30 pm * Jul-Aug, Mon-Sat 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Christian Island ; Midland ; Penetanguishene ; Springwater ; Tay ; Tiny
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information, site offers rooms for rent and grounds for rent, also has no for profit rates
Languages French - Interpretation, By request/Informal
Fees Admission - By donation

Other Details

Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Print Material Newsletter 4x a year with books available in store.

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