44 HARBOUR ST PORT DOVER, ONTARIO. (519) 583-2660
E-mail: portdover.museum@norfolkcounty.ca
Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
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"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
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"One of the most interesting and friendly small-town museums in Canada" Harvey Currell -Toronto Sun
Port Dover Museum

SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

   The Wood House Band will be playing an evening concert on Saturday, June 25th at 7 p.m.. Join us and here original music that parlays House Milner's experiences growing up in Norfolk County and his life on the Lake. $10 Tickets on sale now!...
   Join us to remember Port Dover’s own commercial fishermen, who have lost their lives on Lake Erie. This long standing service to honour the fishing community, now takes place at the museum and includes an aboriginal smudge ceremony, the reading of the...
   Discover Port Dover’s unique commercial fishing heritage and how simple machines continue to help make fishermen’s lives easier today. Through hands-on activities, students will explore the museum to investigate simple machines and types of movement. ...

Hours
January to March
Monday to Friday
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturdays
12 pm to 4:00 pm
April to December
Monday to Friday
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Weekends
12 pm to 4:00 pm

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.