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Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
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“Imaginative displays and a huge collection of early photographs tell the story of this unique lakeside community” - Gosouthcoast.ca


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We will be closed from January 2-22 for the reorganization of our Collections Storage. We apologize for any inconvenience....
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...
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...
Purchase "Interrupted Journey: The Saga of the Steamer Atlantic" AND "Pigs at Sea: The Sinking of the James B. Colgate" from our gift shop and get them both for $20! (Regular $16 each!) Both books written by David Frew....
Discover Port Dover’s unique commercial fishing heritage and how simple machines continue to help make fishermen’s lives easier today. Through hands-on activities, students will explore the museum to investigate simple machines and types of movement. ... Ongoing
Explore the history of Port Dover and discover how Lake Erie has shaped the community during this hands-on program. Students will gather evidence through map reading, examining reproduction photos and artifact handling. Grades: 3 Duration: 120 minut... Ongoing
Be an environmental scientist for the day! Investigate and analyze the impact human activities and invasive species have on Lake Erie. Working in groups, students will use both real and reproduction specimen samples and artifacts to research Lake Erie’s... Ongoing

Join our Team and Become Part of History

If you have a passion for history or a love for community, please consider donating your time to the Port Dover Harbour Museum.

The Museum is currently expanding its dedicated volunteer base. We are especially looking for people interested in assisting with education and children’s programming. The Museum is developing a brand new volunteer docent program. You can welcome visitors to the museum and share our exciting history!

Our volunteers play a vital role in making the Museum an engaging and meaningful experience for visitors of all ages. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Port Dover Harbour Museum team, please email us at portdover.museum@norfolkcounty.ca or drop by the Port Dover Harbour Museum, 44 Harbour Street, Port Dover.