Contact Information
Office Phone 905-338-4400
Fax 905-815-5973
Website www.oakville.ca/museum
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/oakvillemuseum
Twitter Twitter: www.twitter.com/oakville_museum
Primary Contact Julian Kingston, Museum Supervisor; Email: julian.kingston@oakville.ca
Site Information
Located In Community Old Oakville
Address & Map
Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate
8 Navy St
Oakville, ON L6J 2Y5
 
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Intersection Navy St and Lakeshore Rd E
Physical Access Partially Accessible - access to first floor only
Agency Information
Description (Agency) The historic buildings of Erchless Estate were once home to Oakvilleā€™s founding family but are now the setting for Oakville's community museum. The museum offers guided tours of the Chisholm family home, changing exhibitions, special events and education programs that tell the fascinating stories of our town. 
 
Oakville Museum is comprised of: 
* Erchless Estate- historic home of Oakville's founding family, the Chisholms, completed in 1858 
* Custom House built in 1856  
* Oakville's First Post Office in Lakeside Park built in 1835 
* Satellite exhibition space at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Rd
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding City / Town ; Donations ; Fees
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Offers guided tours, exhibits, special events and education programs. 
* summer day camps and workshops 
 
Current exhibits: 
* Art and Fashion (at Erchless Estate) 
* The Art of the Hat (at Erchless Estate) 
* Crystal Clear: Pieces from the Oakville Museum's Glass Collection (at QEPCCC, 2302 Bridge Rd) 
 
Permanent exhibits available in French and English: 
* Freedom, Family and Opportunity: Oakville's Black History 
* The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom! (30 minute multimedia presentation) 
 
For further information about current programs and exhibitions refer to the Oakville Museum website
Hours * Museum at Erchless Estate Tue-Sun 1 pm-4:30 pm 
* Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
* Oakville's First Post Office select dates from Jun-Sep 
* visit website or call 905-338-4400 for holiday and summer hours
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Niagara Region ; Peel Region ; York Region
Eligibility No restrictions
Application registration through IRIS on the Town of Oakville website
Languages English ; French
Fees Program ; Donation - house tours
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Museums

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