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Museum of Northern History

2 Chateau Drive | Sir Harry Oakes Chateau, Kirkland Lake, Ontario P2N 3P4, Canada
+1 705-568-8800
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Very Interesting

Very informative museum, lots to see regarding pioneers of mining, hunting and local wildlife. We... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
PDoucet
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Ontario, Canada
Not what I was expecting

Strolled over from the Micro Inn. I was expecting more on Sir Harry, and less on "taxied" animals... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Cheryl A
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Ottawa
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Located at the Sir Harry Oaks Chateau, the museum provides a fascinating glimpse into Kirkland Lake's past. An ongoing series of exhibits and special shows highlights the diversity, talent and energy of the community today, as well.
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26 Sep 2016
“Very Interesting”
5 Sep 2016
“Not what I was expecting”
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2 Chateau Drive | Sir Harry Oakes Chateau, Kirkland Lake, Ontario P2N 3P4, Canada
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very informative museum, lots to see regarding pioneers of mining, hunting and local wildlife. We really enjoyed touring this museum, took us back in time!

Thank PDoucet
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Strolled over from the Micro Inn. I was expecting more on Sir Harry, and less on "taxied" animals. The restoration was nicely done, but room furnishings were scant. I think I was expecting something more on the scale as the Niagara Falls property.

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I love going to the museum in Kirkland lake. It is so historical and welcoming. Many talented people perform and display their work here. I am very proud we have this in our town.

1  Thank snow11140
Reviewed 19 October 2015

A step back in history is waiting for you. The dining room furniture is truly amazing. The other artifacts spread throughout the place makes you long for the older, simpler times in life. At $4.00 for senior, you can't go wrong!

Thank Gordon W
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Very informative. Wish there was something on Adams Mine which operated in the Kirkland lake area too prior to closing in the 80's.

Thank Judy_oo7
Reviewed 11 December 2014

It a good Museum, but it is too small. It is like big house. An hour is enough to walk through this museum.

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Really enjoyed all the pieces of history. Discovered a lot of information about the town I grew up in. Well worth the small fee for so much education not only on the town, mining but also the mansion it is housed in. Enjoyable to bot...More

Thank Homesick13
Reviewed 7 October 2012

This museum in housed in the beautiful former home of Sir Henry Oaks, father of the Kirkland Lake gold rush. Check out the rock minerals display, early life in the gold mining era and original art in the gallery.

1  Thank northof40
Reviewed 30 May 2012

I have been to the museum several times for different events over the years. While the museum is very interesting and full of historical details about the town it does not seem to change much. For your first visit if you are interested about mining...More

Thank Melian5
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Very informative - their collection is in great shape! Found it very interesting!

2  Thank Emeralds_destiny
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