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.
New exhibit! Travel Trunk: Unpacking Brockville’s Cultural Stories:
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.
Pieces of Brockville (until April 26th, 2019)
Exploring the reasons why some old buildings disappear from our streetscapes through the pieces that remain.
“My Story, My Tattoo” from the Wellington County Museum and Archives – May 18-September 2, 2019
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories about our residents, our community and the tattoo phenomenon. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 thought-provoking images and stories about their amazing tattoos.
“Farm Fresh Ontario” from Archives of Ontario – September 9, 2019 – January 31, 2020
The story of Ontario is rooted in agriculture. With a landscape as diverse as the people who have cultivated it, the province’s farming past is rich with stories of success, hardship, innovation and community spirit.
“Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward” – April-September 2020
A look at the art of the Brockville area created by well-known Canadian artist Prudence Heward and her friends.
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!