The Museum is closed temporarily. Based on public health officials’ guidance, Goulbourn Museum is closed to the public until further notice.

Virtual Programming


Just because the museum is closed doesn’t mean our programs have to stop! On this page, you’ll find various activities that you and your family can participate in from home. Some resources are web-based and others encourage exploring outdoors. Click on the title photos below to explore our various virtual programs!


Summer Seekers

Summer Seekers Programme

Summer Seekers is an at-home weekly program where we encourage you to explore how people your age lived and played in Goulbourn 150 years ago! Each Monday, join us for a new set of activities, from games to food to crafts! You’ll have the chance to earn prizes while you learn some cool new skills! Click on the photo above to find more information and the weekly program.


Virtual Escape Room: Survival and Settlement

Virtual Escape Room Hyperlink

Welcome to Goulbourn Museum’s “Survival and Settlement” Online Escape Room experience. The goal of this activity is very simple: to have fun and utilize your puzzle-solving skills, while learning about how the Irish 100th Regiment of Foot settled in Upper Canada. The 100th Irish Regiment of Foot’s settlement experience is very similar to countless others who arrived in early Upper Canada, and this is an interactive way to explore settlement in this region. There are two options for you to play the escape room – an entirely online format using Google applications, or a multimodal format with PDF printouts and a Google Form. The content is identical – the delivery method is up to you! Click on the photo above to get started.

Click here for instructions. Enjoy!


Virtual Lectures

Virtual Lectures Hyperlink

More info coming soon!


Virtual Tour Resources

Virtual Tour Resources

By clicking on the photo above, you’ll get to explore the resources from our virtual tours. There are lessons, quizzes, flashcards, and videos from our military history and archaeology tours!


Canada Day

Canada Day text with Canada flag flying behind the text

For hundreds of years, people living in (today’s) Ontario region have gathered together in community. Local Indigenous peoples hosted ceremonies and festivals to mark events such as the changing seasons or strengthening relationships with nearby villages. Within settler communities, neighbours would gather for harvest festivals, barn raisings, and church picnics.

In contemporary times, Canadians usually celebrate Canada Day with large festivals, music events, and firework shows! At the heart of community is spending time with friends and family. This year, Goulbourn Museum has prepared everything you need to celebrate Canada in your own backyard! Food, games, music, trivia and more! Join us from the safety of home for a virtual Canada Day picnic!

Click on the photo above to be taken to our Canada Day virtual program!


 



Goulbourn Museum

Goulbourn Museum