Prince Edward County
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Head Curator: Jennifer Lyons

Five Sites
Hundreds of Stories!

The Museums of Prince Edward County are five unique museums, located throughout the municipality.  In scenic surroundings, they interpret the community's dynamic heritage with settlement dating from the late 18th Century. Visit:

Ameliasburgh Heritage Village
Macaulay Heritage Park
Mariners Park Museum
Rose House Museum
Wellington Heritage Museum

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Vote for Our Museum Project!  - Aviva Community Fund

Voting is "live" October 11-28 (de Vries Natural Heritage Collection)

Click on the image below for the link to the voting page for the Aviva Community Fund Project:

Bird from the DeVries Collection with Link to the Aviva Community Fund Project Page to Vote

Please vote and vote often!  The County Museums have been working in partnership with the de Vries Natural Heritage Collection Committee to establish a new home for nearly 500 natural history specimens at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village. These specimens were crafted over a 50-year period by the late Jake de Vries, a resident of Prince Edward County.

Exhibitions: Travelling Exhibit "Bats of Ontario" September 4 to November 4, 2016

For more information click the photo below:

Travelling Exhibit Bats at Macaulay Heritage Park

Museum Passport and Special Parting Gift Behind "Door#5"

For more information on how to pick up your passport and participate in this new activity by visiting each of the Five Museums please click on the photo below:

Museum Passport and Special Parting Gift

Summer Camps -- History Alive!

History Alive! Summer Experience Camps 2016

Museum Operations

The museums operate within the Community Development Department. The Head Curator supervises museum operations, two seasonal Site Curators and site maintenance with assistance from the Physical Properties section.

Community volunteers oversee each facility through respective site committees and an overall Museums Advisory Committee.  Each museum also has a "Friends of the Museum" group that provides support in a variety of ways.  For more information or to apply please see the Volunteers section.


Each season, the Museums of Prince Edward County present a series of new and exciting exhibitions.  Our varied line-up of exhibits includes:

The Sap Shanty and Maple Syrup Producers Wall of Fame
Quaker Heritage
The Marine Heritage of the County
The Apples and Hops exhibit
The Douglas Crawford Canning Exhibit

Educational Programs

Our heritage is a class adventure! The museums provide programs that link to curriculum (K-8) providing wonderful enrichment opportunities for students. Arrangements can be made for museum staff/volunteers to make in-class visits on a particular subject or theme. Similarly, customized tours can be developed with collaboration between teachers and staff.

Visit an authentic pioneer village, stroll the splendid halls of a Victorian home, reflect on the hardships and rewards of Loyalist life, dive into our rich marine history…and so much more! Please click on the link to view the full listing of Educational Programs.

Tours for Community Groups

In addition to providing educational programs, the museums provide customized tours for scouts, guides and community groups. If you are planning a bus trip to the area we can create a tour of all five museums or a highlight tour of specific locations.

For information or to book educational programs or tours, please contact the Head Curator.


Prince Edward County Museums

Museums of Prince Edward Strategic Plan 2015 to 2018

Events Schedule 2016

Educational Programs

United Empire Loyalists in Prince Edward County

County Quest Oral History Tours

History Lives Here

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Link to Museums on Facebook

Prince Edward Historical Society

Local Heritage Organizations

Ontario Museums Association

Museum Advisory Committee

Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee

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