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Brockville Museum

Public Programs

The Brockville Museum offers a variety of programs geared to an adult audience throughout the year.  These include workshops, lectures and seminars on a range of topics.

Talk & Tea (Virtual Edition): Second Thursday of each month:

Talk & Tea is back and is going virtual. Same great content, same great conversations. No charge for the remainder of 2020.

Steep some tea and join us from home on the second Thursday of the month at 2 pm. No need to reserve a head of time! We will be using Zoom, but participants will NOT need an account. just click on the "Attend via Zoom" button below 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time.  

  • October 8 at 2pm - Patent Medicine in Brockville

  • November 12 at 2pm - The Officer’s Training Camp

  • December 10 at 2pm - History of Automatic Electric

Haunting Histories - New for 2020 - Fridays, September 11-October 30

Ghosts, graveyards, and gruesome tales.  The Brockville Museum invites you to explore a darker side of Brockville’s history this fall with their Haunting Histories guided walk.  From ghosts in the attic to abandoned graves to the last hanging in Brockville, Haunting Histories is a re-imagining of the Ghost Walks previously offered by Brockville Tourism, now with new stories that not only include ghosts but also a little dark local history alongside tales of the supernatural, the mysterious, and the almost forgotten. 

The tours will run Fridays this September and October, starting September 11th and wrapping up just in time for Halloween, on October 30th.

The guided walk covers a distance of 3km through the oldest parts of Brockville, starting and ending at the Brockville Museum, and lasting about 90 minutes.  The Friday evening walks will depart at 4pm, with a limited capacity of 12 participants. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Brockville Arts Centre Box Office (online and by phone) and are $10/person.  Face coverings are required, and appropriate physical distancing will be enforced (additional health and safety measures may be put in place as determined by Public Health).

For those who would feel more comfortable with a personal experience, limited to members of their own social bubble, the Brockville Museum is offering a limited number of private walks.  Cost for the private guided walk is $10/person or a minimum charge of $50 (whichever is greater). This option can only be booked by calling the museum’s Interpretation and Public Program Coordinator, Peggy, at 613-342-4397 extension 6225 and is subject to advance booking and limited availability Tuesday-Saturday.

Please note that tickets for the walking tour do not include museum admission, and participants will not have access to the museum building before or after their tour (a museum visit can be booked separately through the Brockville Arts Centre Box Office).  Parental discretion is strongly advised and for safety reasons the museum cannot accept any unaccompanied minors on the walk.  Tours go rain or shine and involve considerable walking, so please dress accordingly.  Tickets are non-refundable unless cancelled by the museum for health or safety reasons.


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Annual Adult Lecture Series: February and first week of March 2021

The 2021 series will be held virtually.  Details to come.

Explore unique topics related to Canadian history and culture featuring recognized guest speakers from across Ontario. 

See the February 2020 schedule to see the quality lectures the museum offers 

Caring for your Family Treasures Workshop Series (postponed):   

Hands-on, educational workshops for adults interesting in preserving their heirlooms for future generations!

April 1:  Books and Paper
May 6:  Photos
June 3:  Textiles

Participate in the 3-part series, or just one. Only $25 for the entire series or $10/workshop. First Wednesday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m.! 

Heritage Skills Workshops 2020 - Decades Edition (postponed)

The Museum's Heritage Skills Workshops are hands-on learning experiences that allow participants to explore largely forgotten skills and techniques in an informal setting, with museum educator Peggy Hause. 

You will have a chance to explore various pioneer skills that were once common place but that have now virtually disappeared in our modern world.

These workshops will run the last Wednesday of the month, September thru November from 1 – 3 p.m. Purchase the entire series of three for only $40 per person or $15 per person for single programs. The cost includes all supplies and participants will be able to take home the results of their class. Advance registration is required. Please contact Peggy Hause or (613) 342 4397 x 6225 to register.

Virtual Exhibits: Check out our virtual exhibits online, anytime

Visit our "Digital Museum" here for a variety of virtual content.

Behind-the-scenes and Video Tours: Check out our YouTube Channel for dynamic video content about the museum and our exhibits, new content being added during social distancing

Should social distancing be prolonged, our team is also working on webinar tools that will allow us to deliver some of your favorite programming, like Talk & Tea, remotely.

If there's a topic that interests you, or another way that we can help while we all practice social distancing, let us know:  We're all in this together.