44 HARBOUR ST PORT DOVER, ONTARIO. (519) 583-2660
Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
"if there were an award for the best small-town museum in Canada, this would surely be a candidate It's crammed with artifacts from Great Lakes shipping, and has insightful commentary, plus plenty of hands on displays" - Leslie Papp - Toronto Star
"One of the most interesting and friendly small-town museums in Canada" Harvey Currell -Toronto Sun
SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE
The Museum is open Monday to Friday 10-4:30; weekends 12-4 and holiday Mondays 12-4.
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On Friday, November 21st professional scuba divers, shipwreck hunters and marine historians, Mike and Georgann Wachter, will present an interactive lecture on “Lake Erie Lighthouses and Lighthouse Lore.” During the presentation they will share exci...
Register now to make your very own fisherman themed carrying basket at the Port Dover Museum.
Decorative and functional, your stylish solid reed basket is great for picnics, trips to the market and for carrying fishing gear.
Course instructor Wanda ...
Monday to Friday
10:00 to 4:30.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays
12:00 to 4:00.
Extended hours in
July and August.
The Port Dover Harbour Museum
The Port Dover Harbour Museum is partially housed in an original fisherman's net shanty. This section is dedicated to the history of Port Dover's commercial fishing industry, which continues to be an important part of local life.
Permanent Galleries present exhibits on the days of commercial sail as well as Lake Erie shipwrecks, ship building, Long Point, rum running, and other aspects of lakeside life in this unique community.
Outdoor Attractions include the 1932 fishtug Almidart, a 1912 lake-freighter wheelhouse, and access to the river along our picturesque wooden dock. Since 2002, the museum has been the home to a major collection of artifacts from the 1852 wreck of the
Steamer Atlantic near Long Point.