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Museums in Port Hope

The Canadian Fire Fighters Museum

This family friendly museum was established in Port Hope in 1984 to depict the historical development of fire fighting in Canada. The museum collects, preserves and exhibits a large collection of fire fighting apparatus, including antique fire trucks. The museum is open 10 am to 4 pm, from May 21st to October 30th, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May, June, September, October. Closed Wednesdays in July and August. It is located at 95 Mill Street South, Port Hope near the harbour. Admission is by donation.

For more information: 905-885-8985 or firemuseumcanada.com


Dorothy’s House Museum

A picturesque frame cottage-style house built in the 1800's has been restored to resemble a workingman’s cottage of that period. There are local artifacts to see and take you back to earlier times. An authentic old barn housing farm tools and implement collection sits out behind the cottage, and a Victorian garden highlights the grounds.

Open weekends Saturday and Sunday from 10-4 throughout July and August unless otherwise arranged. The museum is operated by the Port Hope and District Historical Society and is located in scenic Garden Hill, #3632 Ganaraska Road (formerly county road 9).

For more information: 905-797-2291 or 905-885-2981 for times.


The Port Hope & District Historical Society

Is a non-profit Corporation that is actively involved in preserving and promoting our past. 

For more information: porthopehistorical.ca


Hope Agricultural Heritage Club's Antique Machinery Centre

Collection of farm machinery and antique tools, 5077 County Road 10, Canton.

For more information: 905-753-2387 or hahclub.com


Friends of Wesleyville Village

Remnants of a 19th century village containing a church, cemetery, school house, barns and two houses.

For more information: 905-885-1344


Northumberland Rock & Roll Experience

Collection of guitars, records, rock and roll artifacts and memorabilia,

27 Walton Street, 3rd floor by appointment. For more information: 905-885-0908 or northumberlandrockandrollexperience.com.

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