44 HARBOUR ST PORT DOVER, ONTARIO. (519) 583-2660
E-mail: portdover.museum@norfolkcounty.ca
Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
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"if there were an award for the best small-town museum in Canada, this would surely be a candidate It's crammed with artifacts from Great Lakes shipping, and has insightful commentary, plus plenty of hands on displays" - Leslie Papp - Toronto Star
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"One of the most interesting and friendly small-town museums in Canada" Harvey Currell -Toronto Sun
Port Dover Museum

SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

   Sunday, January 1
Bring an instrument and join in the fun or just relax and enjoy live music at our annual Captain’s New Year’s Levee! For those that don’t play and instrument, come enjoy live music in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The Leve...
   An International Twinning Experience
Sunday, January 29
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Register for this unique song writing and performing session with internationally renowned musicians Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham. Together, craft a musical composition ab...
   Wednesday, March 8
Join us on International Women’s Day to celebrate Lake Erie’s historic heroine, Abigail Becker and today’s champion, Annaleise Carr. Abigail, known as the Angel of Long Point, saved sailors who had run aground on Long Point. A...

Hours
January to March
Monday to Friday
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturdays
12 pm to 4:00 pm
April to December
Monday to Friday
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Weekends
12 pm to 4:00 pm

The Port Dover Harbour Museum
The Port Dover Harbour Museum is partially housed in an original fisherman's net shanty. This section is dedicated to the history of Port Dover's commercial fishing industry, which continues to be an important part of local life.

Permanent Galleries present exhibits on the days of commercial sail as well as Lake Erie shipwrecks, ship building, Long Point, rum running, and other aspects of lakeside life in this unique community.

Outdoor Attractions include the 1932 fishtug Almidart, a 1912 lake-freighter wheelhouse, and access to the river along our picturesque wooden dock. Since 2002, the museum has been the home to a major collection of artifacts from the 1852 wreck of the Steamer Atlantic near Long Point.