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 closing at 2pm on Monday, July 7th. We are sorry for any inconvience. We will be open from 10 am to 2 pm that day....
Discover Port Dover’s history during our Guided Walking Tours offered on July 26th, and from August 2nd to August 4th at 10 am and 1 pm. Our 10 am hike, “Power & Progress” will explore the rise of businesses and tourism, and will take visitors to t...
Families are welcome to attend our Drop In Days, on July 11th and August 8th, from 1 pm to
3 pm. Explore the museum, enjoy a scavenger hunt and create a craft. Admission is by donation. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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.