Step back in time at the Muskoka Lakes Museum 


Opening Day 2022

The Museum is opening May 20, 2022. Welcome back -- hope your winter was enjoyable! We are still following certain measures to ensure your safety. All staff will be wearing masks and we ask that visitors be respectful. We will also have ... Read More

Featured Exhibition

 Winds of Change

This summer the Catto Gallery will feature an exhibit sponsored by Jim and Joan Stevens, exploring the history of Sailing on the lakes of Muskoka. We hope you find this exhibit inspiring and appreciative of this timeless hobby.

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