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Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum

Tourism Region: Niagara

Image highlighting the museum Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum

A Marine Museum and Heritage Village on the Welland Canal, featuring Canada's Century Car, the 1901 Neff Steam Buggy, the 1869 Williams' Home, an 1835 Log Schoolhouse, 1850 Log Home, 1870 Blacksmith Shop, Edwardian Tea Room, Hochelaga Life Boat, Yvon Dupre Jr.Tug Boat Wheelhouse and Marine Exhibit Lighthouse.

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Location

Address: 
P.O. Box 572, 280 King St.
Port Colborne, Ontario
L3K 5X8

Telephone: 905-834-7604
Fax: 905-834-6198

Mailing Address: 
Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
PO Box 572, Port Colborne, Ontario
L3K 5X8

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Year Round

January- April: Open for research by appointment
May-December: Museum Exhibits, Heritage Village, and Tours
June- September: Arabella's Edwardian Tea Room open

Open: Daily noon to 5 p.m.

Closed:
Closed Christmas to New Year

Administration fees

Admission: Free
Tea Room serves Tea and Biscuits for $3 per person

About Collections

Artifacts and Archives pertaining to the history of Port Colborne and the Welland Canal, including photos, textiles, glassware, marine artifacts, housewares and community archives.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 15,000

Archives

Photos, Books, Documents, Log Books, pertaining to Port Colborne and the Welland Canal.

Photographs • Textual Records

Decorative Arts

Cranberry Glass Collection, Jacquard Coverlets, Ship Models, Locally-manufactured Glassware.

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

Fine Arts

Photograph Collection pertaining to Port Colborne and the Welland Canal.

Culture:
Canadian

Period:
Other Period: 1850-1950

Media:
Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings

Human History

Artifacts pertaining to Port Colborne and the Welland Canal include arrowheads, pottery, utensils, chert and objects from archeaological digs.

Agriculture • Archaeological Objects • Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices • Communications Devices • Computing Technology • Costumes and Accessories • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs • Industrial Technology and History • Local History • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Marine History and Technology • Medals • Medical History and Technology • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Musical Instruments • Printing and Bookbinding • Sports Equipment • Toys and Games • Transportation : Marine : Motorized ground : Non-motorized ground

Services & Activities

Research Services

Research Room Available with local history files. Heritage Resource Centre Archives by appointment only.

Archival Records • Genealogical Research

Educational Programs

Hear the School Bell Ring
Scavenger Hunt
Say Hello to Yesterday

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

Visitor Services

Guided Tours : English • Accessible by Public Transportation • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Washrooms : Wheelchairs available • Washrooms
Other: Seasonal Tea Room June thru September

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 119

Activities: Reception, research, cataloguing, events, tea room operation, tour guide, promotion

Member Privileges

Free admission to events, museum newsletter, invitation to events, 10% discount at gift shop

Food Services

Afternoon Tea served 2-4 daily, June to September in Arabella's Tea Room. $3 per person. Groups by reservation.

Snack Bar or Vending Machines • Picnic Area

Publications & Products

Publications:'Coming Home' the Epic Journey of Canada's Century Car the 1901 Neff Steam Buggy, The 'Golden Age' of Humberstone Village 1790-1912 and its 'Early Inns and Taverns', The 'A to Z' Documentarty of Old Humberstone Village c.1830-1912, Pioneering In Humberstone Township The First Fifty Years: 1784-1834, Benton The Steam Buggy Colouring and Activity Book, Culinary Landmarks Port Colborne 1906, Timeline: Port Colborne History Highlights


Annual Reports • Books • Brochures • Museum Guide • Newsletters • Postcards • Tour Packages • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps • Commemorative Souvenirs
Other: Arabella's Product Line

Images

Image highlighting the museum Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum

The Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum features the Wheelhouse from the Yvone Dupre Tugboat

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Image highlighting the museum Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum

Arabella's, an Edwardian Tea Room on the Museum Grounds, serving Afternoon Tea of hot, homemade tea biscuits and jams and jellies.

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