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
Norfolk County is home to Bird Studies Canada, the country’s leading bird conservation organization. On April 16th, join BSC Biologist and Science Educator Jodie Allaire at the Port Dover Harbour Museum, to learn about the work of this nationally reno...
On Saturday, April 25th, join master basket-maker Wanda Haydt at the Port Dover Habour Museum, 44 Harbour Street, to learn the traditional craft of basket weaving.
During this full-day workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of basket weavin...
The Port Dover Harbour Museum is thrilled to announce that Tia McGraff will play a second show on Saturday, April 4th at 7 p.m.. Our April 3rd concert is now sold out!
The museum proudly presents an evening of live music with Tia McGraff on Saturday...
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.