Thunder Bay Museum

425 Donald St E., Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 5V1.

Located in a beautifully restored courthouse and police station, the Thunder Bay Museum is the city of Thunder Bay's main museum. With six galleries on three floors, its exhibits cover the history of the city and region from earliest times to the near present. This includes the story of the region's first inhabitants who arrived here over 10,000 years ago, through the fur trade period when Fort William was the headquarters of a mighty empire, to the era of great industrial and urban growth that characterized the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Walk down a recreated street scene dating from the 1890s to 1930s. View period films in our theatre. Second and third floor exhibits cover such topics as military history, local music history, furniture, and art.

The first and third floors are home to long-term exhibits that chronicle the over 10,000 year history of our area. The second floor gallery features travelling exhibits from other museums and organizations across the country. Third Floor Features long-term exhibits and the community’s artistic & creative endeavours.

Gallery Hours:

  • Summer: June 15 to Labour Day - Open Daily 11am - 5pm
  • Winter: Tuesday to Sunday - 1pm to 5pm
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