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

Our Collection


The Goulbourn Museum has over 9,000 artefacts in its holdings as well as a collection of more than 40,000 objects unearthed during an archeological dig in Richmond.

Included among the Museum’s most notable artefacts are:

  • Bylaws for Richmond that date back to 1850
  • Original land deeds from the early 1820s
  • Personal items belonging to Goulbourn’s War of 1812 hero Colonel George Thew Burke including a silver medal recognizing his service in the War of 1812, an 1822 militia sword, snuff box, and a 100th Regimental Spoon
  • The Sefton Stewart Letters – a collection of letters written home during WWI by a young private from Richmond

The Museum’s artefact records are available online thanks to a joint initiative between the Ottawa Museum Network and the City of Ottawa, including the Museums and Heritage Programs Unit and the City of Ottawa Archives. Presently, Goulbourn Museum has a limited number of records online but staff and volunteers are working diligently to expand our online database.



Goulbourn Museum

Goulbourn Museum