Muskoka Lakes Museum

Muskoka Lakes Museum, Port Carling: Hours, Address, Muskoka Lakes Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Muskoka Lakes Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Pinerocker
Torrance, Canada70 contributions
Best 5 bucks I ever spent
Aug. 2020 • Solo
An excellent way to spend a afternoon. I felt ..engaged with the displays of Muskoka’s history in a way that I haven’t felt in a museum since the Museum of London in UK. Detailed and lovingly presented with a ..coming home atmosphere.
Written November 19, 2020
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VACATIONER097
TORONTO181 contributions
Excellent historical aspects of Muskoka
Sep. 2018 • Couples
We love to visit this museum. Wonderful displays, well presented and informative. We always take our summer visitors here. Will be of interest to all cottagers and those from out of town too. You can buy books and post cards here
Written May 18, 2019
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AnnFelicity
Hampshire76 contributions
Eclectic collection
Oct. 2018 • Couples
We sought out this museum specially to see the old bark canoes (my daughter's interest) and found so much more to enjoy. There is an eclectic collection of artefacts and historic photos from the days when visitors came by stage coach and boat to stay in hotels around the lakes. We tried to imagine what it would have been like to live in the log cabin, or to wear a buffalo skin coat weighing 10kg. I was intrigued by the "disappearing propeller" - you'll have to go there to find out about it.
We were the only visitors and found the curators ready to talk and well-informed and enthusiastic,
Written October 28, 2018
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Philip C
Woodstock, Canada199 contributions
Interesting
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Very well kept museum about the Muskoka area with the addition of a log cabin. The highlight for me was the section on Muskoka resorts. Most of the rest was typical of any museum.
Written September 2, 2018
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travelsleuth99
Toronto20 contributions
Gem in Port Carling
Sep. 2017 • Friends
We visited this museum while vacationing in the area and were surprised at the calibre of it. It is in a very picturesque location as well. Great place to learn about the history of Muskoka and some of the many resorts. It is informative and interactive. Especially enjoyed the log cabin. Price is very reasonable too. We loved it!
Written October 2, 2017
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hma
Milwaukee, WI75 contributions
History buffs.. Do not miss this...
Sep. 2017 • Couples
Great collection of "woodies' along with many historical artifacts. The docents are very well versed and have a passion that is contagious. Definitely worth a stop.
Written September 18, 2017
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pochollyrobertson
Muskoka District, Canada4 contributions
A Hidden Gem .....the Museum
Aug. 2016 • Family
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 picnickers who were revelling as in days gone by. Lo and behold a small log cabin. Filled to the brim with all sorts of neat stuff from pioneer days. A paddle , ancient outboard motors , farm implements and pictures of life in the early days.
Over the years we've gone to fabulous outdoor dinners and all sorts of community events in support of the Museum. We've always felt welcome and in a space that represented our lives or a signpost marking our community past.
Now the museum is a finely tuned entity and beautifully run. A place were children can be entertained and the past can come to life. Families can take a breather and enjoy Muskoka at its best. We owe a great debt to those who brought to life this little museum , to those who had the foresight to improve its stature and to those who manage this special place so well these days , with tours , new items , movies and all sorts of special events for us all.
Take a walk around the island , the rushing water on one side , the breezes off the river , the gorgeous boats passing through the locks and above all visit the Museum and all of its treasures!
Written July 10, 2017
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Catharine28
Muskoka Lakes, Canada117 contributions
Great Museum in Muskoka
Aug. 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.
Written November 22, 2016
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Julia S
Dexter, MI93 contributions
The best!
Oct. 2016 • Family
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!
Written October 11, 2016
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MaryClarck
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Great experience for yonger kids
Jul. 2016 • Family
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 used the old phones to call each other in the museum (the ones with disks). Kids had a lot of fun. And those old phones could also phone our cell phone - technology! We played music from the old gramophone and saw old toys and boats people were making.
We found it very amusing and educational.
Written July 18, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Muskoka Lakes Museum

Muskoka Lakes Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.