Collingwood Museum

Collingwood Museum: Hours, Address, Collingwood Museum Reviews: 4/5

Collingwood Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

4.0
80 reviews
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Very good
26
Average
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Poor
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Brian B
Collingwood, Canada140 contributions
Great Local Museum
Apr. 2019
Located next to the down town area and on one of Collingwood’s many trails stands a little gem of a museum. Want to grasp the history of the area then come here.

There are also many outdoor few concerts that are held during the summer on the grounds if the museum.
Written April 13, 2019
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P5359UZsamanthag
Mount Forest, Canada3 contributions
Little step back in time
May 2018 • Family
Took my kids to the museum when we were in town visiting the bay and scenic caves. Very cute little museum. Found some old advertisements for James Smart co...My husband collects thier cast iron products. Apparently they had a canery in town in the early 1900s. Definitely worth checking out when your in Collingwood, entrance fee is a donation.
Written April 13, 2019
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Ryan
Mississauga, Canada733 contributions
Set Sail with 150 Years of Marine Heritage
Feb. 2019 • Family
Collingwood Museum is an institution dedicated to the history of Collingwood. It offers exhibits, special events, education programs, archives, and research facilities. Exhibits range from the evolution of local business and industry to the region’s First Nations people. My favourite part of the museum is its model collection of Collingwood‘s most famous ships. There is also a brass ship’s wheel one can turn. Be sure to catch the ship being side-launched into the harbour on a loop of vintage film! Other notable curiosities include a bill from a sawtooth shark, a twisted piece of metal from the Halifax Explosion of 1917, paintings from local artists who trained under the Group is Seven, and a 140-year-old statue carved by Sir Sanford Fleming’s brother. Collingwood Museum is open daily from 9:00 in the morning until 5:00 at night. Admission is by donation. Look for the museum in a reproduction of the town’s 1873 train station (the original burned down in 1932 and was rebuilt in 1998) at 45 Saint Paul Street in Collingwood. The on-site gift shop sells books, clothing, and historically-inspired toys. Parking is free.
Written February 19, 2019
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Mare58
Brampton19 contributions
Collingwood museum and historic train station
Oct. 2018 • Couples
This small but fascinating museum is a treasure trove of history, illustrating the settlers
and industries that led to the town of Collingwood growing here.
Displays are interesting and well curated, leading visitors through the building in
a way that invites discussion and answers questions.a great place to research one’s
Heritage.
The entrance cost is merely a donation, so one can go back again.
Written October 24, 2018
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Ed J
Windsor435 contributions
Great rainy day place to visit
Oct. 2018 • Couples
This is a very nice exhibit of the history of Collingwood area. This place was a huge ship building yard up until the 80’s . Lots of displays and artifacts from days gone by. Admission is very low. It also is the home of the tourist information center.
Written October 4, 2018
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RCPO
Vancouver, Canada121 contributions
Enjoyable
Sep. 2018 • Friends
This delightfully copy of the original station opened in 1998. It presents as a brand new building due to care and love of the city & crew.
The gifty area is good, and the museum is fabulous without incorrect labelling - a rarity these days.
Outside are three former CN railcard on a short spur.
The gardens are well kept and the memorial to the fallen is most original.
A delightful visit by donation - don’t be cheap!!
Written September 26, 2018
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Wayne B
Brampton, Canada1,056 contributions
An Excellent And Interesting Museum - Well Worth Visiting
Jul. 2018 • Couples
The museum is not only located within a very historic 1873 train station, but unlike most other museums, is situated on a parcel of nicely landscaped parkland, with plenty of convenient free parking and lots of nicely landscaped outdoors area in which to roam around. A very peaceful and relaxing setting with a view of the harbour.

What a surprise awaited inside the museum - not only did it contain a well displayed history of the area with photos, information boards and interesting artifacts, particularly of the local ship building industry, but also unusual and diverse items that one might never see in other museums. For instance, a piece of shrapnel from the Mont Blanc ship involved in the 1917 Halifax Explosion, a several foot long double sawtooth bone from the mouth of a sawtooth shark, and a rare 1904 Ontario license plate, from a time when Ontario license plates were constructed of leather.

The list of interesting rare items and stories abound and it is a credit to the community that they have been able to acquire such an interesting and diverse collection.

There is a wonderful display of large scale ship models located throughout the museum, an early cumbersome diving suit, a 19th century surgeons operating instruments, the actual double entrance doors from the original Collingwood Ship Yard plant, and a large 5 1/2 foot high "Father Time" wood carving that was created from a huge single pine log. Father Time is adorned with an oversized brass pocket watch, which provided advertising for a 19th century Collingwood jewelry store.

Plan on spending some time here - the museum collection holds interest for everyone with its wide range of well displayed items. The large reader boards next to the displays help bring out the story for every artifact - very helpful and informative.

The staff are friendly and accommodating, the grounds are peaceful and inviting, admission is by donation, and the station itself is most interesting, particularly with it's unusual laminated wood ceiling.

Collingwood, you deserve credit for creating a museum that would be the envy of much larger communities. We will be back to visit with you again.
Written September 5, 2018
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PETUNIA1985
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico413 contributions
LIMITED BUT WORTH A STOP!
Aug. 2018 • Couples
We sought this out for Tourism information and it turned into an interesting walk through the history of this area. Well displayed photos and memorabilia from the ship building era of this region. Excellent video to watch about how the ships were launched 'sideways' and the port buildings still remain, although not open to tours. It was a fun way to spend a couple hours and get all the tourist info you wanted in one spot! No fee, donations only. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff and great location!
Written September 3, 2018
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Bruce F
Thornhill, Canada58 contributions
Nice museum, well maintained, friendly staff
Aug. 2018 • Family
The museum is very nice, it's small and you can go through it in under 30 minutes. Entrance is by donation, worth a quick trip.
Written August 14, 2018
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Rick H
Cambridge, Canada416 contributions
Lots of History
Aug. 2017 • Solo
There are many books here for sale on the history of this area. It us just a block over from the main st. A great place to stop too if your hot from walking around the Elvis festival. Nice bathroom and lots of info books. Glad to see they took a old train station and made it into something useful and nice.
Written July 11, 2018
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