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Guelph Museums Crossword #3 – Before Social Distancing

Do you remember what life was like before this time of physical distancing? They’re almost hard to look at now, but Guelph Museums’ collection is full of photographs of people…

Reproduction style photo of security footage catching a gang of stuffed animals arranged in a circle.

The Great Guelph Museums Artefact Heist!

It seems the puppets in the Families Gallery have stolen some of our artefacts, and replaced them with forgeries! Can you help us catch them in the act? Here’s how…

Guelph Museums Crossword #2 – Medical Collection

The heroic efforts being made by medical professionals around the world has inspired us to explore the medical artefacts in our collection. Discover some of our favourite items with this…

Museum Games – Guelph Museums Puzzle Challenge #5

🧩 Are you ready for a challenge? Crazy quilt is an excellent pattern name for this week’s #MuseumGames puzzle. 300 puzzle pieces to stitch together!   See if you can…

Museum Games – Guelph Museums Puzzle Challenge #4

This week’s #MuseumGames puzzle forms an image from an E.R. Bollert Advertising Card, 1899. E.R. Bollert & Co. sold fine gentlemen’s clothing and furnishings at 27 Lower Wyndham Street. The…

treasure map illustration

Lay of the Land – Make Your Own Compass

How to Make a Compass PDF Instructions Normally, compasses use North, South, East, and West to navigate. At home, you can make a compass that uses Left, Right, Ahead, and…

Guelph Museums Crossword #1 – Collection Pastimes

We’re all looking for activities and pastimes to do indoors right now, and the Guelph Museums collection has plenty! Explore some of our favourite items with this crossword puzzle. Instructions:…

Guelph Circa 1999 – Thomas King

Guelph Circa 1999 features a series of portraits commissioned by The Bookshelf and photographed by Dean Palmer. The series became part of Guelph Museums’ permanent collection in 2018.    Told through the stories of…

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