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
Join Shaun R. Vary for the launch of his first book,“The Vessels of Erieau Shipbuilding & Drydock”
$23 per book
Shaun was born into a Lake Erie commercial fishing family, and raised in Port Stanley, ON. At an early age, he could pick out and n...
THE 2014 Heritage & Culture DOGWOOD AWARDS call for NOMINATIONS
The annual Norfolk County Heritage & Culture Dogwood Awards will be presented later this spring in celebration of May is Museum Month. Named after our official flo...
Kids between the ages of 6-11, board ship and get in on the fun during the museum's FIRST EVER day camp! There is a new theme each day: Pirate Adventure,1812 Day, Ships Ahoy!, Dover Mills, and Marine Life. Participants must register by March 2nd, call 51...
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.