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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

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Address: 33 Victoria St N | Saugeen Shores, Southampton, Ontario N0H 2L0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-797-2080
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Fabulous little museum in a quaint town.

Great for a family looking for a rainy day activity, beautiful outdoor area as well as interesting and engaging indoor exhibits. A must see if you are in the area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
Sara S
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Midland, Canada
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Midland, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great for a family looking for a rainy day activity, beautiful outdoor area as well as interesting and engaging indoor exhibits. A must see if you are in the area.

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Thank Sara S
London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have made annual trips to do family history research in Bruce County for many years. The local genealogy and historical societies make it easy, as they have a great number local resources and many of them are indexed. The archives space is in the top floor of the museum and is open and bright. The staff are very knowledgeable... More 

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Thank Sheila J
Dundas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Wanted to know things about friends from the past in Port Elgin. Had visited PE when I was a little boy and really liked our family/friends that I met. I found a street named after the family(Bieners) so when I heard that there was a museum in Southhampton(just outside of Port Elgin) we went for a visit. Found out that... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

There is more to the museum than just a visit to see all on display, although that is quite interesting as well. If you notify them in advance, you can set up a time for someone in the archives (thank you, Sue) to devote their time to helping you research historical family documents such as land titles, obituaries and newspaper... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The kids always look forward to a rainy day at the cottage because it means we get to visit the museum. They love the interactive exhibits and I love that my Annual Membership to the Waterloo Regional Museum gets us in for free.

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Thank Angela K
Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were there for about 45 minutes to an hour and felt like we saw everything. However, I think it would be nice outing for the kids as there were a few hands-on activities for the kids. There were nice students who demonstrated some of the exhibits (such as firing the canon on a ship).

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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Stopped by the museum this past weekend. I wasn't expecting such a gem. The museum is well laid out and flows easily. Although I was not there with children, it is very child friendly. There are of course artifacts protected in glass cabinets and cases however the majority of the museum is touch friendly. There is a large replica of... More 

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Thank MichelleK20127
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Worth checking this place out! Wonderful archives department, friendly staff as well. Brought the kids there while on vacation to see the exhibits and catch the reptile show. Wonderful! Very child friendly!

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Thank Ironlady05
Shannon P, Marketing Coordinator at Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, and we are so very glad you had a wonderful visit! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I've visited this venue a few times for various displays and am always impressed by how they manage to present interesting collections. The quilt exhibit they had earlier this year was outstanding.

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Shannon P, Public Relations Manager at Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for your kind words. We strive to offer what we hope our visitors will enjoy, and are pleased to see that has happened in your case! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Saugeen Shores Museum is a great place to visit, we are so fortunate to have a museum of this calibre. The exhibits are professionally done. Great programs available for children. Gorgeous location on Fairy Lake with trails around the lake as well as a band shelter. Pioneer buildings on the grounds as well.

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