Grey Roots Museum & Archives

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Grey Roots Museum & Archives

Grey Roots Museum & Archives
4.5
Visitor Centres • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Grey Roots Museum & Archives is a multi-faceted attraction that preserves and promotes the cultural and heritage traditions of Grey County. Innovative and informative interpretive programs and demonstrations, rotating exhibits, a heritage village, archival resources and superior customer service create an exciting and educational visitor experience.
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599Angela
Toronto, Canada470 contributions
It was Archives Awareness Week when we visited Grey Roots. It has a huge parking lot and is a very sizeable building with large capacity in their washrooms. This place has ambition!

And they match their ambitions with a large museum space with a large set of artifacts, some of which are explained in text and some of which you have to dial into rotary telephones to hear their stories - which was really cute. You can really get a sense of the 200 years of history in the county and surrounding area.

And that is BEFORE you get to the print room, which is crowded with all sorts of old presses, types, and even a huge linotype machine, which I had heard about but never seen. This is not easy to find, but seek it out. And near the print room is a huge collection of old furniture which is not well displayed but which you can glimpse.

And they have a gift shop with some local treasures and a lot of stuffed animals that are very cute.

We didn't go to the archives, because I didn't have any research to do.

I've been to a lot of local county museums in Ontario. This one is first-rate and a credit to their community. And it isn't far from Inglis Falls.
Written April 9, 2022
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Irene_Joan
Ottawa, Canada30 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyed the outside village; even having visited many pioneer villages and historic properties, this one was interesting and very well kept. Artifacts are accessible. Staff is very knowledgeable and willing to chat. Sign boards with additional information and suggested activities for children. Not overcrowded; indeed, not at all crowded. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Not expensive and very worthwhile.
Written September 4, 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
This is the Grey Roots Museum & Archives.

Diaries of a small town lady. Williams Trout (1847-19220.

HER PERSONAL DIARIES FROM YHE GREY COUNTY
cOLLECTIONS.

SPANNING FROM 1867 TO19-20.

As a school
Written June 2, 2021
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stewartian21
Owen Sound, Canada19 contributions
Friendly helpful staff. Wonderful special events especially Sept Pratie Oaten and December Moreston by Candlelight.
Written December 10, 2019
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yourlocalpoet
33 contributions
I liked the archives especially. Archivist was obviously very passionate about her work and knowledgeable about what was on hand. The museum proper has a few exhibits focused mostly on local history but they, like the building, are definitely very modern and informative.
Written October 26, 2019
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Mary Y
12 contributions
Visited here for the AGM of a non profit organization. Wonderful exhibits, friendly staff, and a great venue.
Written October 5, 2019
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Scottish Granite
56 contributions
Couples
The Grey Roots Museum was a great place to visit. The exhibits were informative and varied. The staff were friendly and engaged. Numerous children were there on their March Break. They were all having fun with a variety of activities.

We also viewed some of the special collections and archives. The team were most helpful as we did some family research.

It was surprising to find such a well curated facilities in such a small community.
Written March 13, 2019
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Jessicabird
Meaford, Canada107 contributions
Friends
We took our kids to the evening pioneer village event. Not only was it so fascinating it was such a great learning experience for them. The effort they put into the houses + everything is brilliant. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and so kind. Our kids loved the school house and our course the horse and buggy rides. We are so lucky to have such a educational + magical place near by. What a new Christmas tradition we have started and look forward to visiting again.
Also the permit collection is very interesting. Lots of farming + local history. Very well done.
Written December 16, 2018
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pothorse
Owen Sound, Canada13 contributions
Family
Spacious site with outdoor museum. Volunteers and staff are very knowledgeable.Lots of info about local communities , artefacts and former buildings.Some are rebuilt on site with meticulous attention to detail..All has improved and grown steadily over the years... Particularly like the special events and exhibitions such as Moreston by Candlelight and Dinosaur exhibion.
Written December 12, 2018
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Erica L
13 contributions
Friends
Great place to immerse yourself to 19th century Canadian people’s farm life. You can either go to inside first which is the museum, or the outside first where you can see the houses evolution starts from 1853. I really like the school scene, you can chat with the volunteer about the history of the school and people’s schooling life. There is an lively old guy who is the black smith he has a lot cool stories, also got a souvenir from him, it’s a nail made by full iron. Very pleasant experience overall, the museum’s staffs are very friendly. 100% recommended ^_^
Written September 3, 2018
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Grey Roots Museum & Archives is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.