Step back in time at the Muskoka Lakes Museum 


Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for your help If you need volunteer hours for school, or just want to try something new, come and help out at the museum. We have different opportunities to match your interests or try something new and see what happens behind the scenes of a museum.   Open Wed - Sat 10 to 4 and Sundays noon to 4. Closed Mon. & ... Read More

Muskoka Lakes Museum open sign


New Exhibits

We have a number of refreshed and new exhibits in the Museum. We were busy all summer improving the displays. Have you come to see them yet?

2022 Membership Prices

Sustainer: $1000 or more 

Supporter: $500 or more 

Sponsor: $250 or more

Friend: $100 or more 

Family: $50 

Individual: $30 

Student/Senior: (55+) $20 

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