Toronto's Historic Museums
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10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto work collectively to inspire passion for our city. Our museum professionals have researched the history of Toronto and present this knowledge in ways that engage residents, visitors and community groups alike.
Don't just read about history - taste it, touch it, hear it and explore it. View some of our highlights below.
Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812
Two hundred years of peace makes it easy to forget a war. How will you remember?
Outcome of the War of 1812: First Nations Betrayed
Museum Services forges unprecedented partnership with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation with a new travelling exhibition, Outcome of the War of 1812: First Nations Betrayed. The exhibit launches on June 22, 2013 at the official opening for the New Credit Community Centre.
Explore Toronto's past online
Discover the city's history online. Highlights include an award-winning 11,000 year-history of Toronto, a bibliography for people embarking on their own research and a number of special exhibits.
Visit Toronto's Virtual Museum
Book a March break or summer day camp
Toronto's 10 historic sites offer interactive activities that provide enriching entertainment, while allowing children to creatively explore Toronto's exciting history. Learn more!
Learn about our school programs
Our museums offer a wide array of dynamic learning opportunities that support the Ontario curriculum. Learn more.
Need your 40 hours of community service? Join the Youth Mentorship Program at Scarborough Museum and try your hand at photo projects, historical theatre, camp support, and more! Call 416-338-8807 for information. Learn more from a graduate of the program…
Sample our art and artifacts
Image from Toronto Culture, The Eaton Collection (courtesy of Sears Canada)
Sample our impressive collection of art and artifacts from all periods of Toronto's history. Take a sneak peek.
Celebrate your child's birthday
Book your child's birthday party at one of our historic sites. Themed birthday parties are available at affordable prices and can be tailored to meet your needs. Learn more!
Visit a historic garden
Experience the natural beauty of the outdoors without leaving the city at one of Toronto's Historic Museums. Surround yourself with the delightful sights and smells of breathtaking flowers in any one of our museum's historic gardens.
Explore Doors Open Toronto
Explore the city during Doors Open Toronto, an annual two-day event for FREE!