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Orillia Museum of Art and History

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Address: 30 Peter Street South, Orillia, Ontario L3V 5A9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-326-2159
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A very impressive gallery

From the moment you walk in the door, the impression is very positive. Did not expect to find anything like this in Orillia. The displays are in a number of rooms, over two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Stan W
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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in the door, the impression is very positive. Did not expect to find anything like this in Orillia. The displays are in a number of rooms, over two floors, each with it's own theme. The arrangement is very professional. A must visit, particularly if you are an art lover.

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Petawawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nice place to visit, but it is more an art gallery than a museum. The museum part is on the second floor and consist in a few pics and videos of Gordon Lightfoot and Stephen Leacock, and a few more artists. The main is an art gallery wit some interesting work, but little to do with the history of art... More 

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Thank Richard D
Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have been to OMAH a number of times with a special ed. class and has always been great. We have gone on a tour of the building and also gone for art classes. The classes are a great deal for the money. I have also gone on my own to see an exhibit which was also great.

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Thank loulesslar
toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a very nice venue to see shows, live music. They have kept the old charm intact. I have seen many performances there. It is directly in front of the new Orillia library, definitely something to check out. They also have a farmers market in the library and in the lot beside the Opera house in summer.

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Thank chefleona
Midland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you plan on checking out ART inOrillia then this location is a must for local and regional art. Excellent facility and staff to help you navigate the premises.

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The exhibit celebrating International Women's Day was inspiring and filled with some exceptional pieces. Having the opportunity to speak to one of the artists was an added bonus. The second floor contains a small section of bios and artifacts and focuses on local history. I know some people will say you will be done in twenty minutes but there was... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

The museum was a pleasant experience. We viewed the place on a "slow art day" where woman were meeting on the first floor exhibit room. Very nice displays of local art, women and life in this area.

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1 Thank Sharon J
Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This Museum is a great mix of history and art! The layout of the museum is unique and has something for everyone. The gift shop displays local art and handmade products such as jewelry, books, scarves, bags, soap and more! The exhibits are all very well looked after and interestingly and creativley put together. The building is a a piece... More 

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Washago, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

OMAH plays a vital role in telling the history of Orillia on the world stage with various exhibits and shows, and is the hub of the local arts scene both through shows (currently until April 2016 International Womens Day Art Show) and art classes, as well as the Banners project wherein artists of all abilities create banners that are hung... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

I've been a member of OMAH for just over a year. This beautiful building, once a customs building and jail, eventually repurposed as a museum, carries rotating shows so there's always something on of interest. In addition it has a spacious meeting area on the second floor where classes and school trips are held. I think the space can also... More 

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