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

Virtual Tours

Explore Our Collections

Join us from the comfort of your home and explore our virtual collections! Goulbourn Museum preserves over 9,000 artefacts, as well as a collection of 40,000 objects unearthed during a 2012 archaeological dig. We are making these collections available for interactive viewing online.

As you navigate through each tour, click on or hover over the coloured interactive icons to take a closer look at artefacts from the Museum’s collections, listen to oral history recordings, and enjoy videos, audio clips, colouring sheets, and educational activities. The “Home” and “Return” will navigate you back to the main pages.

For the best experience possible, we recommend participating in a virtual tour with a computer or tablet device with audio enabled.


Archaeology Virtual Tour Hyperlink

Archaeology Collection

Take a closer look at some of the archaeological discoveries made during a 2012 excavation conducted in Richmond, Ontario. The property, originally consisting of a 200 acre parcel of land, was granted to George Lyon in 1833. Excavation of the site revealed approximately 40,000 artefacts mostly structural and building materials, household artefacts, ceramics, and farming equipment dating between the 1880s and the 1920s. Explore videos, audio recordings from the site’s archaeologist Paul Thibaudeau, and educational opportunities as you navigate this tour, and learn how you can safely practice archaeology from the comfort of your living room.

Click the button above to start your tour.


Military Virtual Tour Hyperlink

Military Collection

Explore 200 years of Canadian military history! With artefacts ranging from the 1800s to Canada’s mission to Afghanistan, this virtual tour showcases letters, military kit, photographs, swords, videos, fun facts, and educational activities. The Museum is honoured to feature Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Hagar’s audio recordings, where he describes both his extensive military career, including deployments to Bosnia, Rwanda, and Afghanistan, and the personal military artefacts he donated to the museum.

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Heritage Driving Tours

To find our printable driving tour brochures of various heritage sites in Ashton, Munster, Richmond, and Stittsville, click the button below.

heritage driving tours

Goulbourn Museum

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