Step back in time at the Muskoka Lakes Museum 


Gift a 2022 Membership

Perfect for this Giving Season If you know someone who would appreciate spporting their community and has a love of history, a 2022 Museum Membership might be the perfect gift. You can purchase online by clicking the Donate Now button in the ... Read More

Featured Exhibition

Online Exhibit

Step back in time to see early cameras and how photography became accessible to everyone with our Online Exhibit featuring cameras in our collection storage.

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