Grey Roots Museum & Archives
Tourism Region: Grey County
Grey Roots combines Grey County's Museum, Archives and Tourism Services all in one convenient location just south of Owen Sound! We provide extensive public, interpretive, and educational programming to encourage heritage-oriented learning. Grey Roots aims to tell the rich stories of Grey County, and to bring the world to our doorstep!
Child (13 & under) $3.50
Senior (65 & up) $5.00
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) $18
Three-Day Research Pass $15
The artefact collection at Grey Roots Museum & Archives traces the social, agricultural, economic, and cultural history of Grey County from the mid-19th century to the present. Major holdings include 19th & 20th century textiles, agricultural equipment, and household furnishings. The collection is exhibited throughout the main building and the seven historic buildings on site.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 30 000
The archival holdings at Grey Roots are an extensive assemblage of municipal and private collections covering the history of Grey County.
Cartographic Materials •
Prints and Drawings •
Films and Videos •
Sound Recordings •
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork •
Musical Instruments •
Textiles or Tapestries
Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations
Folk Art • War Art
The collection reflects the diverse experiences of Grey County people in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Exploration and Survey
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Industrial Technology and History
Marine History and Technology
Medical History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Printing and Bookbinding
Toys and Games
: Motorized ground
: Non-motorized ground
Services & Activities
Grey Roots offers a rich variety of services for the visitors, researchers, groups, historians, and anyone else interested in Grey County's cultural and social heritage.
Our patrons will be able to see evidence of our archival collections either in the research behind our exhibits and promotional material or as researchers themselves in the Millie Hubbert Memorial Reading Room.
Archival Records •
Conservation or Restoration •
Genealogical Research •
Information Centre •
There are three types of educational programming at Grey Roots: School Programming, Children's Programming, and Public Programming. Each area includes exciting challenges and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages!
Classes or Workshops
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Self-guided visits of the museum, archival services and tourism information are all available to visitors. Guided Interpretive tours and educational programs are available with a reservation.
Films and Videos
Children's Activities or Services
: Nursing area or Change Table
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchairs available
: Wheelchair access
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 70
Activities: Volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks in the museum, archives and visitor services areas, including working with visitors, conducting research, and offering administrative support.
Invitations to exhibit openings
Renewal one year from date of purchase
Free regular admission (up to 2 adults and 3 children under 18 for family memberships)
Discounts for Grey Roots gift shop and Grey Roots programming
Christmas card annually with images from the collection
Discounts on facility rentals
The European Bakery cafe offers light lunches and desserts to refresh visitors during their Grey Roots experience during weekdays only from 11am to 2pm. Pop machine for cold beverages.
Snack Bar or Vending Machines •
Picnic Area •
Other: Catering service available for meetings and groups.
Local Tourism Links
Publications & Products
Grey Roots offers publications such as brochures and guidebooks to support the exhibits and programs offered on-site.
Museum Guide •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps