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.
Breaking news! The Brockville Museum's most ambitious exhibit to date "Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward", opened 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 much anticipated exhibit celebrates the local work created by the notable Canadian artist, Prudence Heward, as well as works by her friends, including Group of Seven painter, A. Y. Jackson, Beaver Hall Group member, Sarah Robertson, and friends, Charles and Ruth Eliot. The exhibit brings together for the first time 16 paintings exclusively featuring Brockville and area scenes. The exhibit also shares the history of nearby Fernbank in the 1920s and 30s.
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! The Brockville Museum's most ambitious exhibit to date "Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward", opened virtually on March 31!