Willoughby Historical Museum

 Willoughby History Museum

The Willoughby Historical Museum is the rural branch of the Niagara Falls Museums. Whereas the Ferry Street site is grandiose and impressive, the humble one-room schoolhouse provides the perfect setting in which to experience the charm of early life in the area known as Willoughby.

Being a former schoolhouse (Located in the former School Section #2) , visitors can admire former report cards and photographs while seeing the markings on the floor where the desks were bolted down.  Early life is shown through farming tools and family heirlooms.

Located a short distance from the site of the Battle of Chippawa (5 July 1814), the Willoughby Historical Museum provides multiple displays to explain the intricacies and experiences of different peoples at this battle and throughout the War of 1812.

Visitors are invited to enjoy our two interactive exhibits: take a turn weaving on the loom, or connect a call through the operating system which is still working!

Whether you are cycling alongside the beautiful Niagara River or just out for what Winston Churchill once called, “the prettiest Sunday drive in the world,” be sure to stop by the Willoughby Historical Museum to experience the charm.

Admission is by donation 


Hours: Open Victoria Day Weekend to August 30th
Wednesday - Sunday: 11pm – 5pm
Closed during Winter 

Services:

Guided Tours:  Visitors are guided through the displays by our staff, or if desired can view the collection on their own.  We offer guided tours to groups which must be booked in advance.  

Washrooms: Are available at the back of the building

Parking: There is ample parking and bike racks available at the Museum.  Parking lot entrance is off of Weaver Road

Wheelchair Accessibility: The Museum is not accessible to those in wheelchairs or scooters.  

 

 

 

Location:

9935 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada L2E 6S6 
Phone/Fax 905-295-4036


Admission:

Admission is by donation







 

Events

29
Jun

Family Activity: Solar Beads

Create a bracelet while learning about the sun's UV rays.

1
Jul

Canada Day @ the Museum

Free Admission

4
Jul

Senior’s Stories: Steppin' Out in Niagara

An Original play based on stories told by older adults across the Niagara Region

6+
Jul

Community Art Project (Multiple dates)

Join local artist, Emily Andrews and take a step back in time to explore the history and technique of silhouette portraiture.

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