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Muskoka Lakes Museum

Box 432 100 Joseph Street | P0b 1j0, Port Carling, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-765-5367
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A Hidden Gem .....the Museum

20 years ago , as I made my way through the locks at Port Carling in my cedar strip boat. I took a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Muskoka District, Canada
Great Museum in Muskoka

This place is just excellent. The curator is very knowledgable and there are lots of authentic... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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Box 432 100 Joseph Street | P0b 1j0, Port Carling, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-765-5367
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

20 years ago , as I made my way through the locks at Port Carling in my cedar strip boat. I took a stroll through the little island park. The full breezy trees cast welcome shade as I walked and gave coolness to the many...More

1  Thank pochollyrobertson
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This place is just excellent. The curator is very knowledgable and there are lots of authentic items to see. Wonderful to have this resource right in our neighbourhood for residents and tourists alike.

Thank Catharine28
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We travel a lot and visit little museums all over Ontario and Canada. This museum surpasses them all! Nice collection of historical artifacts, great shows on doll-making, butter churning and apple cider making during Thanksgiving weekend. Highly recommend! 5 star!

Thank bellerivercadeau
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We came to see and walk the area. Museum is located just in the heart of Port Carling. Entrance fees are $2.50 The museum is small, but it has a lot of old technologies and items people where using before the age of technology. We...More

Thank MaryClarck
Reviewed 11 July 2016

My husband and I were drawn to the museum when we saw the log cabin from a distance. Set in a beautiful park and a gorgeous area, we decided to head on in as those who worked there were quite friendly and since we had...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 27 April 2016

It is small but worth visiting when in Port Carling. If it were twice as big it would be considered a worthwhile visit, but even so - - if it were free, it would be a fun stop. Plan to spend 30 to 40 minutes...More

Thank betandbill
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This unique museum set in such a picturesque location is most deserving of a visit. Every year there are new exhibits or themes to discover, with an emphasis on Muskoka. I particularly look forward to the summer lecture series with topics ranging from antique dolls...More

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I visit this museum regularly and I love everything it has to offer including the summer lectures. Which by the way are very interesting. Love the new lighting. The artifacts really stand out now. Picnic on the island and then go through the museum. Great...More

Thank Joy D
Reviewed 26 October 2015

My aunt.....a Tobin decendant, donated our family historical framed photographs (among other items) of my great great grandfather Tonin and family......the original settlers on Tobin's island lake rosseau. They hung on the wall for many years until they were replaced by boats, boat info, boat...More

2  Thank 685lynnt
Doug S, Manager at Muskoka Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2015

I'm sorry you are disappointed and I understand your frustration. Being a small museum we cannot display all of our artifact collection all of the time. As a community museum we display the community's history, including the region's very important wooden boat-building legacy. But the...More

Reviewed 22 September 2015

good experience-Muskoka history is fascinating. Everyone who loves Muskoka will appreciate what they have collected. Some interesting old boat motors and boat history, old resort info...

Thank Leonard O
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