Minden Hills Museum

Minden Hills Museum

174 Bobcaygeon Road
Minden Ontario

The Minden Hills Cultural Centre is a vibrant four acre complex that houses the Agnes Jamieson Gallery, the Minden Hills Museum, R.D. Lawrence Place and the Minden Hills Branch of the Haliburton County Public Library.

Enjoy seeing time travel over 150 years of Minden’s history inside the Cultural Centre’s heritage buildings, be a part of live original theatrical performances, experience art exhibitions, adventure into a centre featuring the work of Canadian artist Andre Lapine and international award-winning writer R. D. Lawrence.

Enjoy a labyrinth, gift shops, walking trails and tours.

Minden Hills Museum continues to preserve local heritage and bringing history to life for all ages since 1984.

Stroll all through the museum’s seven heritage buildings set on the grounds of the Cultural Centre. Explore a one-room school house, take a moment in the Wee Kirk, peek into pioneer life in the Bowron log home, see how they use to bend steel the blacksmith shop and information on the logging camp Founded in 1859, Minden’s heritage derives from logging, mining and some agriculture. A rugged pioneer past is captured in the a great number of artifacts and videos held at the museum.

Hours and Admission

Museum Hours:

May 3rd until October 8th, Tuesday to Saturday
10 am – 5 pm (office & buildings)

October to April, Wednesday and Thursday
10 am -5 pm – office only

Museum Admission:

Adult Rate: $3
Child Rate $1 (13+)
Child Rate FREE (age 12 and under)
Senior Rate: $2
Family Rate: $6 (2 adults 2 children)
Members Rate: FREE

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General Information

To inquire about programs, events, donating artifacts, accessing photographs or documents, please contact the Museum Curator

call 705-286-3154.

Always contact the museum for up-to-date information, dates and museum hours.

What can You Expect To See

Just an example of their past Museum programs so that you can see what their all about.

Toys and Games
This Exhibit will look at toys and games from the past, exploring games from Medieval to Depression Era and all in between.

We will also look at pioneer toys.

Croquet Tournament
Participate in the Museum’s opening tournament to kick off the summer season and enjoy the warm weather before the mosquitoes

and black flies start to bite. Both adult and children competitions will be held.

Mother’s Day Tea
Come and enjoy a Victorian Tea. This “Mother’s Day” Tea is in connection with the Gallery’s Foundlings exhibit.

Victorian Man
Bring Dad out for a Victorian Male Day. Try ginger beers and different Victorian and pioneer beverages. Learn about the

Victorian man’s world and his life style.

Living History Days
Every Saturday  July and August, 11am-5pm
Picnic Games
Loggers Life
Day with a Black Smith
Victorian Chores
Summer Picnic
Loggers Life
Day with a Black Smith
Victorian Tea. Sit back and learn about this wonderful Victorian tradition.

Tel: 705-286-3154
E-mail:  museum@mindenhills.ca
See their Website – Minden Hills Museum


Other Museums in the area to enjoy and collect a little history

Haliburton Highlands Museum

The Dorset Heritage Museum

Stanhope Heritage Discovery Museum

Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost Museum


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