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Bowmanville Museum

Tourism Region: Durham

Image highlighting the museum Bowmanville Museum

A late Victorian house interpreting a wealthy merchant family from 1901 to 1930. We also have local Archives for Bowmanville and area, and an excellent antique doll collection.



37 Silver Street
Bowmanville, Ontario
L1C 3K9

Telephone: (905) 623-2734
Fax: (905) 623-5684

Mailing Address: 
Bowmanville Museum
62 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, Ontario
L1C 3A8

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Year Round

Open: 11 AM to 4 PM
Tuesday to Sunday and Holiday Mondays
Open all Mondays in July and August.

Closed: Monday
Usually closed between Christmas and New Years.

Administration fees

Admission: Charged
Adults $3.00
Children and Seniors $2.00
Family group $7.00

Discounts: Groups • Seniors • Students • CMA members

About Collections

Late Victorian Furniture and Accessories, Antique Dolls and Toys.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 10000


Local family files, subject files, business files, cemetery records, photos and post cards, advertisments, posters, newspapers.

Prints and Drawings • Manuscripts • Photographs • Textual Records

Decorative Arts

Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Costumes • Furniture or Furnishings • Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork • Textiles or Tapestries

Fine Arts

Asian • Canadian • European

Other Period: Mid to late Victorian

Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings

Human History

Archaeological Objects • Costumes and Accessories • Currency • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Local History • Marine History and Technology • Medals • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Toys and Games

Natural Sciences

Earth Science and Geological Collections

Services & Activities

Research Services

Archival Records • Genealogical Research • Library

Educational Programs

Lectures • School Programs : Age 0-4 (Pre-School) : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)

Visitor Services

Guided Tours : English • Accessible by Public Transportation • Information Centre or Desk • Meeting Room Rental • Parking Facilities : Free • Gift shop • Washrooms

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 30

Activities: Special events, fundraisers

Member Privileges

Free admission to Bowmanville Museum and Archives; free info from archives, 10% discount on shop purchases, discount on special events

Food Services

Picnic Area

Publications & Products

Annual Reports • Books • Brochures • Newsletters • Postcards • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps