Musings

Museum From Home – Binocular Craft and Scavenger Hunt

Just because we’re staying at home and practicing social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t have adventures! Make yourself a pair of homemade binoculars and get exploring. Use your binoculars to spot all the items on the inside and outside scavenger hunt lists. Can you think of more things to find? Challenge your family members! Homemade…

Take a Magical Train Journey on Locomotive 6167

Imagine that Locomotive 6167 is a magical train…if Locomotive 6167 were a magical train that could take you anywhere, and let you travel with all the friends, where would you go? Who would you bring with you? Print out this booklet to create your own magical train journey! Download your magical train activity train booklet…

Museum Games – Guelph Museums Puzzle Challenge #1

The first #MuseumGames puzzle ties nicely into National Tartan Day which was Monday, April 6. Solve to unveil a beautiful green, purple and red plaid taffeta tartan dress, c.1880, with a high neck with black lace ruffle. We started you off with a tricky one! Stay tuned for more weekly puzzle challenges to come! We…

Make Your Own Museum – Activity Booklet

Staying safe at home and missing the museum? Here’s your chance to create your own museum from the comfort of home! Download or print the “Make Your Own Museum” booklet in full colour or greyscale. Fill out on your computer or tablet, or use good, old fashioned crayons and markers. Share a picture of your…

Guelph Museums Colouring Pages

We created some fun and relaxing colouring pages based on photos and artifacts straight from the Guelph Museums collection. Download the printable PDF versions below! Don’t forget to take a picture of your beautiful creation and share with us on social media! Tag @guelphmuseums on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Happy colouring!        …

#MuseumFromHome – Guelph Museums edition

In order to flatten the COVID-19 curve, the Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. The Guelph Museums team is hard at work from home to keep things running behind the scenes. Two weeks in – let’s check in with our #WorkFromHome crew and see what everyone’s working on. Dawn Owen, Curator In the days…

Guelph Circa 1999 – Tannis Slimmon

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 the people who spent time at The Bookshelf, a cultural hub in this city since 1973. While the Museum is closed to the public at…

The Priory

The Priory was the first permanent structure built in Guelph. Designed by John Galt, the building served as living quarters for the Canada Company, civic chambers, and the first post office. It was named for Charles Prior, who supervised its construction. After Galt was recalled to England in 1829, the Priory became a private residence,…