Step back in time at the Muskoka Lakes Museum 


Postcard Exhibit

Have you come to see our temporary Exhibit yet?  This year's Exhibit in the Catto Gallery features the Museum's Collection of Postcards from the area, some of them dating back as far as 1903. Featuring iconic images from around Muskoka and ... Read More

Featured Exhibition

New Lobby Display

We’ve added some new objets and information on display in our lobby area. This section is devoted to the Natural Life of Muskoka Lakes. Beginning with geological features and information on the plants and forested area, it also features some noted animal species you may see while up here visiting. Its a great introduction to your museum visit.

Museum At Home

Downloadable Activites

We want you to be able to experience the Museum at your own home or cottage, so we’ve uploaded some fun activites that you can download. You can build your own canoe and have some canoe races with friends and family. There are also colouring pages and many more. Go to the Online Activites to see what we have. 

Explore Muskoka’s rich history

Set on an island between the locks, the Muskoka Lakes Museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts and interactive exhibits that provide a colourful glimpse into the way things were. Explore our First Nations gallery and exhibits on local resort, steamship and boat building history. Visit an original pioneer log cabin and watch history come alive.

Help preserve Muskoka’s past

The Muskoka Lakes Museum relies on its members, donors and supporters to carry out the very important task of preserving Muskoka’s heritage. Your generous support ensures we can continue to offer exciting programming and make Muskoka’s history accessibleto all. Become a member and make a difference.


100 Joseph Street, Port Carling
In James Bartleman Island Park, between the locks


July & August:
Wed. to Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Spring & Fall:
Wed. to Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Open Victoria Day to Thanksgiving; Closed Mondays and Tuesdays; Closed most holidays



100 Joseph Street
Box 432 
Port Carling ONP0B 1J0