The Muse - Lake of the Woods Museum & Douglas Family Art Centre

The Muse - Lake of the Woods Museum & Douglas Family Art Centre

The Muse - Lake of the Woods Museum & Douglas Family Art Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The award-winning Lake of the Woods Museum, one of the finest small museums in Canada, is located in the City of Kenora, Ontario, the gateway to Canada's west. The Museum was established in 1964 and seeks to promote understanding of and respect for the cultures and heritage of the Lake of the Woods area, and to engage a diverse community in discovery and learning. Today, this well-established museum is home to a varied and intriguing collection of artifacts and thematic displays and special events. The newly branded Muse is comprised of the Lake of the Woods Museum & the Douglas Family Art Centre, opening in Fall 2019.
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FT L
Vancouver Island, Canada14 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Wonderful quilt exhibit was on when we went. What a range of styles!
Really liked the displays relating to Indigenous beading and handicrafts and the way the displays covered different sectors of the community other than the wealthy. Books and cards in the gift store looked good. The art centre across the way is worth checking out too also with a good gift store.
Written July 15, 2023
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sarahnaid
Listowel, Canada405 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Having been to many small town museums before, I have never bothered to check out this museum. This time I was drawn in by a poster highlighting a temporary exhibit on the jingle dresses some indigenous women wear. By my calculation a museum that isn’t just telling the history of European settlers deserves a chance. While I found the Jingle dress exhibit so captivating that I ran out of time and energy to view the rest of the museum, it looks to be a well told story too that I will hopefully get back to see one day. If you are in the area, I recommend a stop here.
Written August 10, 2019
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ManitobaNic
Manitoba434 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Excellent little museum. I loved the booklet used to read throughout the attractions. It was cheap admission rate and a gret way to spend a few hours of the day.
Written June 5, 2019
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Thanks so much for your kind review. We're glad you found the exhibit guide useful and that the admission was reasonable for your budget. Please come again!
Written July 22, 2019
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AlbertCrumb
Kenora, Canada168 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The Kenora museum is a wonderful place to tour around and see some of the history of the area. The volunteers and staff are happy to chat and have loads to add. The new addition of the arts side to the museum will make this a must see location.
Written May 7, 2019
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Thanks for your visit and your very positive feedback. We agree - with the addition of the Art Centre our venue will become a must see when visiting Kenora! Hope to see you on August 17 at the Grand Opening of the Art Centre.
Written May 23, 2019
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Peter S
Winnipeg, Canada6 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
One of the coolest smaller museum I've been to. It's laid out very well. It has a lot of interesting pieces that you will not find in bigger museums. A must see if you are in kenora and looking for something to do on a rainy day.
Written December 13, 2018
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Trevor D
Winnipeg, Canada130 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Great place to escape the rain, or plus 40 degree day. Interesting history of the area, as well as neat artifacts. Good mix of things for kids to do/ touch, as well as things enough things to keep adults interested.
Expect to spend around an hour at the most.
Written August 14, 2018
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mrsatimothyolson
Minneapolis, MN17 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This charming museum had information about the area around Kenora and Lake of the Woods. It started in prehistory and went tot he present. Very interesting history of cabin/seasonal life on Lake of the Woods,
Written July 22, 2018
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Thanks very much for your kind words about our local history museum. We hope to see you again some time soon.
Written August 2, 2018
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ashst731
Winnipeg, Manitoba32 contributions
Jul 2018
I took my 4 kids to see the museum and learn a little history and it was so worth it!! The staff were AMAZING, went above and beyond to make it a memorable experience. I highly recommend getting your kiddos to do the scavenger hunt it makes it more fun while learning!!
Written July 5, 2018
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We're so pleased that you and the kids had a fun learning about our local history. The scavenger hunt has been very popular with visitors young and old. Do come back soon as our exhibits (and the scavenger hunt) change on a regular basis!
Written August 2, 2018
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Corrie_Neufeld
Kenora, Canada9 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
For s small city, this museum does an amazing job in changing the displays and having a thyme every 2 to 3 months
Written June 17, 2018
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Thanks for your kind review of our local history Museum. Please visit again soon!
Written August 2, 2018
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Jan123838
Arborg, Canada33 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Went for the quilt show but also enjoyed the rest of the museum. Friendly staff, well set up, clean and well lit.
Written June 14, 2018
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