The Brockville Museum is home to exhibits and displays on Brockville's industrial and social past, focused primarily on the themes "Made in Brockville" and "The People of Brockville". Our exhibition schedule includes temporary and travelling exhibits in addition to our more permanent displays.
We know you can't visit us right now, so we're bringing our programming to you... virtually!
Breaking news! The Brockville Museum's most ambitious exhibit to date "Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward", will open virtually on March 31!
From Carriage to Car: a look at Brockville's carriage making industry and short-lived era of automobile manufacturing. A Canada Carriage Factory buggy, an Atlas automobile (on loan from the Canadian Automotive Museum, Oshawa) and a Briscoe automobile are on display.
Made in Brockville: examines the many products once manufactured in Brockville including Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, St. Lawrence Engines, Automatic Electric telephones, Smart's frying pans, Orient Hosiery, and Stetson Hats, to name just a few.
People of Brockville: celebrates Brockville's fascinating historical figures and vivacious ordinary people with interpretive panels about our citizenry's contribution to the community and in some cases to the country.
Travel Trunk: Unpacking Brockville’s Cultural Stories: Winner of the 2019 Ontario Museum Association Award of Excellence for Exhibitions!
Unpack the role immigration has played in Brockville’s development and discover the stories of local newcomers all while exploring your own family’s journey to Brockville. This hands-on and interactive exhibit is geared towards families with children age 8-12.
Brockville's Rail Story: a look at the dynamic role the railway has played in Brockville's development.
Blockhouse Island and the Tunnel: a look at the history and development of these two iconic Brockville landmarks
Brockville's River Story: a look at Brockville's shift from an industry-centred waterfront to one focused on recreation and commercial enterprise.
“Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward” – March 31 (postponed until further notice) - October 9 2020
This exhibit celebrates the local work created by this notable Canadian artist as well as works by her friends, including members of the Beaver Hall Group and Group of Seven painter, A. Y. Jackson. The exhibit brings together for the first time 16 paintings which exclusively feature Brockville and area scenes and provides insight into the lives of those able to enjoy summer life at Fernbank during the 1920s.
In addition to our physical exhibits we are creating a variety of virtual exhibits that highlight items of interest in our collection. Please take a look!