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Step inside, indulge and be engrossed by the antiquities within.

Our Town

a Museum display with a large antique desk and RCMP and police artifactsAdventure through our local history and see what Meaford is all about. 

Explore the services including Fire and Police.

Learn about some of the famous animals and people related to meaford including Beautiful Joe and John Muir.

Meaford used to have a Citizen's Band - and we even have a piano you can sit at and play!

The best way to learn about Meaford's history is through our china cabinet filled with commemorative pieces that were usually sold at the Train Station.

And finally we have an interactive exhibit where you can explore our Schools and how they have grown.

Military and Government
An ornate wooden chairLearn about our local municipal government and take a look at some of the artifacts revolving around our extensive military background.
Back in the Day
Louis Riel's Satchel - brown leather with fringeSee life through the kitchen, medicine, and dairy industry of our early settlers and pioneers.
Land and Sea

An old boat throttleFarming machinery and nautical history can be viewed in our outdoor building on the northern grounds of the museum.


This exhibit is open from June to October - weather dependant.

General Store
an old wooden cash registerExplore the different items from many local artisans. The Meaford Museums gift store is also home to the extraordinary and mysterious John A. McDonald stained glass window.
Research Room
Want to learn more about our community or delve deep into your family tree, visit the research and genealogy room. With a vast selection of resources and information, the research room is a wonderful source of education.

Archive, Current Collection, & Research

The Municipality of Meaford has a large catalogue of objects, photographs, newspapers, books and more in its collection all related to the history of the Municipality of Meaford and the Townships of St. Vincent and Sydenham. The Municipality has such a vast history and so many stories to tell.

Our online database allows you to explore current and past collections of the Meaford Museum with pictures and detailed descriptions of each artifact.

Looking to trace your lineage and find your family tree? Learn about significant municipal residents through the research and genealogy online and in the research room of the Museum.

For Educators

The Meaford Museum offers a unique and fun tool to help educators teach their students about our history, settlers, environment and more. With the Little Green Apples program, educators receive curriculum based kits to be used within their classrooms.

Offering full lesson plans, authentic museum artifacts, handling gloves, class activities and more, the Little Green Apples kits allow kids to learn and have fun at the same time.

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