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.
Our exhibit galleries are now open for in-person museum visits (by appointment only).
Brockville's Commerical and Industrial Past: illustrates some of the many products once (and still) manufactured in Brockville as well as some of the prominent shops and businesses that thrived here.
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. (Please note that in keeping with COVID-19 safety protocols some interactive components have temporarily been removed).
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.
“The Recorder & Times: 200 Years of Printing History 1821-2021” is now open *(closes October 9, 2021). This exhibit marks the occasion of the newspaper’s 200 birthday and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the local newspaper, including printing technology and the notable characters that once passed through the news- and printing- rooms, like Betty MacDowell, Stu Paterson, and Hunter Grant, among others. Through objects, images, and stories, the exhibit traces the paper’s 200-year evolution and invites visitors to reminisce about a time when the newspaper was king.
RH Lindsay: Outdoors *(closes October 9, 2021) is a special temporary exhibit outdoors on the museum's patio. The exhibit features reproduced and enlarged original works installed outside in the museum's courtyard... paying tribute to Lindsay's love of nature and the scenes he painted. The exhibit is open dawn to dusk and the space is freely accessible, but please respect physical distancing guidelines. This exhibit has been made possible by generous donations from the community including the Friends of the Brockville Museum and the Brockville and Area Community Foundation.
In addition to our physical exhibits we are also pleased to offer a variety of virtual exhibits that highlight items of interest in our collection.