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 will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 21st and Sunday Feb. 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will come visit us soon!...
Kids, ages 6-11, are invited to board ship and join us for a week long adventure of fun. Celebrate “Wonderful Winter” through games, crafts and activities. Discover the mystery of fantastic towers of light during our “Lighthouse” day or learn abo...
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of toe-tapping, salty Celtic music. With the beat of the bodhran, the feisty fiddle and the button accordion, NorFOLK is sure to deliver a memorable musical event. Concert at 7 p.m.
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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.