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Meaford Museum

111 Bayfield St, Meaford, Ontario N4L 1N4, Canada
+1 519-538-5974
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Historic waterfront location

Always something to learn at little community museums across the province - this little gem offers... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
KateJourney
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Markdale, Canada
Small local Museum with great Gift Shop

Check out the "Beautiful Joe" and Margaret Marshall Saunders (author of "Beautiful Joe... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
New2Meaford
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Meaford, Canada
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The Meaford Museum was originally built in 1895 as the Town's Pumping House. Later it was turned into the Public Utilities Offices and finally, in 1961 after a sizable donation of historical memorabilia was received by the town, the building was turned into the Meaford Museum. Since that time several renovations, additions and improvements have been made creating the new Meaford Museum as an interactive and exciting hub of local history. You will frequently find school or senior groups, individuals and families learning about the history of the former Town of Meaford and Townships of Sydenham and St. Vincent. The Meaford Museum is an important stop on the Apple Pie Trail, featuring information about the local apple growing history. Also for 2014, there is an exhibit about local inventor and hero Andrew Gawley, the Man with Iron Hands. Learn more about Meaford's internationally renowned story of Beautiful Joe and the area which inspired John Muir to create the Sierra Club. Meaford has a robust and unique history that transcends its borders and delights all those who visit to learn about it.
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111 Bayfield St, Meaford, Ontario N4L 1N4, Canada
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Always something to learn at little community museums across the province - this little gem offers a walk along the waterfront and history of the town of Meaford. Worth the stop!

Thank KateJourney
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Check out the "Beautiful Joe" and Margaret Marshall Saunders (author of "Beautiful Joe") memorabilia / display. Lots of local historical / nautical artifacts. Really friendly staff

Thank New2Meaford
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

In a very nice small town area. Some events going on. And some heritage to study the past history. Close early, go in the morning to reach out more information.

Thank c6479844239
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Worth a look. Not a great deal of history, but what they have is well displayed and the staff is very nice.

Thank D M
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This tiny little museum is stuffed with artifacts and history of the area. It was a lovely way to spend a morning learning about the town's history and that of some of its most prominent citizens. The gift shop has lovely local crafts and when...More

Thank Jacqueline C
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

The staff and volunteers worked very diligently to show the history of their town and their relationship to the waterfront. Each segment of the tour was packed with "stuff" to outline their heritage. Admission was by donation and I enjoyed it enough to drop a...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

This museum has expanded since I last saw it years ago. The displays are clear and well-lit. The best part was the volunteer guide who went through with me. Very well-informed and personable. The setting, in Meaford's pretty harbour, is lovely.

1  Thank Delta S
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

Items from the formative experiences of John Muir, father of the Environmental awareness we all now have. A travel pouch belonging to Louis Riel! Outstanding Marine model collection etc!

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

A fun place to go whether you live here or are just passing through. You will get to see what life was like 'back then'. Lots of interesting items.

Thank susanbruce2014
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Reviewed 8 October 2014

We visit Meaford about twice a year for camping, biking and the net shed. Although the museum is across from the net shed, 2014 was the first time that visited. We were very impressed with the displays both inside and out. Displays wer labelled and...More

Thank Joe_Ursano
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