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Family Craft Days Return!

September 13th, 2022

Family Craft Days are finally back!

On Sunday September 25th, the Goulbourn Museum will be hosting its first Family Craft Day after a multi-year hiatus! We are so excited to welcome families back to the Museum this fall for a fun-filled day of crafts and activities.

To get everyone excited about the return to school, the theme for this month’s Family Craft Day is “Extraordinary Laboratory”! Drop in to the Museum between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM for an exciting day of science themed crafts and experiments!

This program is geared towards children ages 4-11. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian!

Space is limited so sign up today! To register fill out this form HERE

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Fall Hours, Museum Closed, and the Richmond Fair!

September 8th, 2022

Autumn is in the air, and as the seasons change, so too have our hours!

The Museum’s new fall hours are:

Saturday 10AM-4PM

Sunday 10AM-4PM

Weekdays by appointment!

We would also like to announce that the Museum will be closed September 15-18 while we attend the Richmond Fair! Come visit us in the Agriculture Awareness Building! Checkout their website or Facebook for more information!

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Summer Survey!

September 2nd, 2022

We have loved seeing so many new and familiar faces at the Museum this summer, as we began to offer more in-person programming and events!

We’ve created a short survey to gather some feedback from our community on how we can provide the best experience possible with our programming as we move into the Fall and Winter months! 

The survey will be open starting today, September 2nd, 2022, until Friday September 16th, 2022 at 5pm. At the end of the survey, you can enter for the chance to win a $25 gift card to a local business of your choice!

To access the form click HERE!

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Calling All Artisans!

July 27th, 2022


We are excited to announce that our Old-Fashioned Christmas and Outdoor Artisan Market is back!

Goulbourn Museum is now accepting applications for its Outdoor Artisan Market on Sunday, November 20th. All products must be original and handmade by the artist. The deadline for applications is September 18th, 2022.

To apply click HERE!

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Summer Volunteers Needed

July 22nd, 2022

Goulbourn Museum is seeking volunteers to help with gardening, painting, and general cleaning and tidying this summer. High school students are welcome! Staff will happily sign your forms for volunteer hours.


We have a vegetable garden, a native plant garden, and various flower beds. Would you like to learn about how to garden and grow your own vegetables and native plants? This is a great hands-on opportunity to receive guidance and information.

Already experienced at gardening? We would love your contribution and expertise!

After initial meet-and-greets and instruction, you are free to drop by as your schedule allows. We have all the tools you need and can teach you how to use them.


We have several outdoor painting projects that don’t require any skill! Help us spruce up our railings, panels, and doors. We provide all the equipment you need.

General Cleaning and Tidying:

After several years of being closed due to the pandemic, the Museum grounds could use a good summer cleaning. Raking, sweeping, pruning, washing windows, or picking up branches, there’s lots to do! No real skills needed. Just enthusiasm and the joy of seeing immediate results.

How to Get Started:

Fill out this form and we’ll get back to you soon:

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Summer Seekers In-Person Event; BACKYARD BUZZ

July 15th, 2022

Join us for this BUZZing Event!

On July 30th, Summer Seekers will be hosting our first in-person event: BACKYARD BUZZ! For only $5 per participant, you can drop in to the Museum anytime between 10:00AM and 2:00PM to participate in crafts and activities that will teach your child about the importance of plants in our lives and our history! Build a bee house, decode the secret message, and earn badges to win prizes!

Can’t make it to the event? We will also be offering take home kits, so you can bring our activities with you! Take home kits will be available through our gift shop after the event.

Space is limited, so pre-register today! To sign up click this link HERE!

*Activities are geared to ages 4-11. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event.*

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We’re open!

July 9th, 2022

After two-and-a-half long years, the Museum is finally open to the public again! Visitors are welcome Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer.

The History Centre is open by appointment only. Please call 613-831-2393 or email: for more information or to book a time.

The Museum celebrated its Grand Reopening with a free family event on Saturday, July 9th. It was wonderful to see the building alive with people exploring the exhibitions and children playing in the popular General Store again!




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July 2nd, 2022


On Saturday July 9, the Goulbourn Museum will be opening our doors to the public for the first time in over two years! Drop in anytime between 10am and 3pm to join us for a fun, casual, day full of family-friendly events.

Come walk the grounds, check out our community garden planted by local middle school students, visit our recently re-installed exhibitions, or go on a behind-the-scenes collections tour! There will be light refreshments and activities throughout the day, so drop in anytime!

The event and all the activities are free by donation. Through your generosity, we can continue to fulfill our community-driven mission and mandate, and preserve the cultural heritage of the area!

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NOW HIRING: Digitization Strategy Coordinator

June 29th, 2022


The Goulbourn Museum is excited to announce that we are looking to fill a 1-year contract for the position of Digitization Strategy Coordinator. Guided by the Museum’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report, the Digitization Strategy Coordinator will evaluate Museum assets and will guide the digitization, organization, publication, and preservation of Museum assets.

To learn more, or for more information on the application process, click this link HERE.

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Site Cleanup Moved to June 11th

May 20th, 2022



With the public’s safety in mind, Goulbourn Museum has decided to cancel the May 28th site clean up due to significant tree damage on the Museum grounds. The event will now take place on Saturday, June 11th.
Goulbourn Museum is thrilled to once again be participating in the GLAD Cleaning the Capital initiative for the first time since 2019. If you can volunteer some time to help us get our site in ship shape for summer, please register here:



Outdoor jobs include raking, weeding, and planting. Refreshments and a pizza lunch will be provided! We are also happy to sign school forms for volunteer hours.

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