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.
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.
Children's Pioneer Playroom: Children can dress in pioneer clothing and explore a settler's cabin.
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 Brockville's rail and river interface
Brockville's River Story: a look at Brockville's shift from an industry-centred waterfront to one focused on recreation and commercial enterprise.
Now Open! Remembering the Ice Storm 1998: (until March 30, 2018)
This "chilling" exhibit takes a look back to twenty years ago when "the storm of the century" paralyzed Brockville. Reflect on how people survived in their homes or in shelters and how the community raillied to support one another.
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!