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Civic Museum & McCrae House now open

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History Bites

Her Story: Trailblazers of Guelph and Wellington County | Wednesday, October 21 | 12 PM | ONLINE

American Civil War coloured regiment recruitment poster. The painting is of eighteen Black soldiers wearing grey Union uniforms. There is a White man standing at the far left wearing a blue uniform. There is a small Black child at the far right who is holding a drum.

Military Lecture

Fighting for Citizenship: Black Union Soldiers on the Battlefield and in Politics | Wednesday, October 21 | 7 p.m. | ONLINE

Photo of Fourth Friday musicians Kim and Rajan Anderson. Rajan is playing the fiddle on the left and his mother Kim is playing the keyboard. They are playing outside the University of Guelph University Centre.

Fourth Friday: Kim & Rajan Anderson

Free outdoor concert at the Civic Museum | Friday, October 21 | 7 PM | Tickets in advance

Photo of Diego Hadarits of Dimar Shoe Repair. He is standing at a his shoe repair station and is working on a pair of shoes. You can see the portrait of his face.

Guelph Circa 1999

Extended until February 28, 2021

Something new is always happening at Guelph Museums!

Exhibit view of Guelph Circa 1999.


Explore our current exhibitions and discover Guelph’s history!

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Enjoy an event at the museum. We have talks, tours, family fun and more!

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Black and white photograph of the first Lovett Signs building and trucks, circa 1935. The image features Harry and Fred Lovett along the left side standing next to a pick-up truck with "Guelph, Signs, Lovett, Signman" printed on the driver's side door. There is another car parked in the foreground with "Guelph" printed along the hood and "I'll Sign Anything" on the driver's side door. The vehicles are parked in front of a long white building with a pitched roof and windows and a door visible along the front. Above the door attached to the roof is a sign that reads "Lovett Signs".


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What’s On

Wed 21

Rotary in Guelph 1920–2020: 100 Years of Service Above Self

February 4 @ 10:00 am - November 1 @ 5:00 pm
Wed 21

Every Child Matters

February 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Wed 21

Guelph Circa 1999

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Your stories live here. Guelph Museums includes 3 great facilities.

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On the Hill

Located in the renovated Loretto Convent, the Guelph Civic Museum is home to a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that bring Guelph’s past to life.

What's on at the Civic Museum
McCrae House written in red text.


McCrae House is the birthplace of John McCrae (1872-1918), doctor, soldier, and author of “In Flanders Fields”.

Step back in time
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Stop on by!

The restored 1940 steam-powered locomotive was inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame and sits at the Guelph Central Station.

See Locomotive 6167
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Museum everywhere

Stay connected with Guelph Museums. Anytime, anywhere. Live events, tours, and activities for all ages.

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