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

   On Display January 23 to June 23 2018

If you lived in or visited Port Dover in the 1970’s-80’s, you may have purchased a wooden animal carving from Richard Thompkins, known locally as Richard the Wood Carver. Featuring dozens of his beautiful, simp...
   We will close as part of the Norfolk County Closure from December 23-31.

Please join us on January 1 for our annual New Years Levee and Fiddle Party, after the Polar Bear Dip....
   Our upcoming exhibit featuring a video with over 40 community members sharing memories will open May 1.

This exhibit is in collaboration with Delhi Tobacco and Heritage Centre and Waterford Heritage and Agricultural Museum...

Hours
September 5 to June 29 Tuesday to Friday
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturdays
12 pm to 4:00 pm
July 1 to Labour Day
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed December 23rd-31, 2017

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.