Support Us

The Muskoka Lakes Museum relies on the support of our community. You can help us by contributing to our endowment fund or donating an artifact.

Endowment Fund

The Muskoka Lakes Museum has an Endowment Fund to which donors may choose to direct their support. Contributions to the Muskoka Lakes Museum Endowment Fund are restricted by donors to be held by the Museum in perpetuity and invested. The earnings or growth on the Endowment Fund investments may be used for Museum expenses at the discretion of the board of directors.

To donate to the Muskoka Lakes Museum’s Endowment Fund, visit our Canada Helps page and select “Endowment Fund” from the dropdown menu.

Wooden boats on display at the museum

Notice Anything New?

You may have noticed our membership and admission fees have recently changed.

The Muskoka Lakes Museum is dedicated to providing our visitors the best experience for learning about the history of the Muskoka region. To do this, we rely on admission, donation, and membership sales for 60% of our operating costs. Your contribution to the museum is incredibly important and appreciated, so thank you! To account for rising costs, we have decided to increase our rates for the first time in decades. Thank you for continuing to support the museum and help us promote heritage in our local community of Port Carling.

The Muskoka Lakes Museum also has an exciting future ahead. In accordance with our current Renewal and Sustainability Plan, the Museum is planning to expand our current facilities. These changes include increasing the museum’s accessibility, expanding current gallery space, and optimizing our collections storage. In total, these changes will cost just over $1 million. These changes will only be possible through the support of our members and visitors.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

A rendering showing planned updates to the Muskoka Lakes Museum

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