To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and support Public Health officials, the Town of Oakville has joined the Province of Ontario and Halton Region in declaring a State of Emergency. Facilities and parks remain closed. Only essential services are being delivered.
Visit our COVID-19 page for service information.
General admission is free. Contact us for group rates. Donations are gratefully accepted.
We look forward to seeing you!
The historic buildings of Erchless Estate were once home to Oakville’s founding family but are now the setting for Oakville's community museum. Colonel William Chisholm, an enterprising merchant and shipbuilder, founded the town and built Erchless overlooking his new harbour and Lake Ontario.
Today, visitors can still enjoy that magnificent view and explore the beautiful buildings, grounds and gardens of Erchless. The Oakville Museum offers guided tours of the Chisholm family home, changing exhibitions, special events and programs that tell the fascinating stories of our town.
You can also visit our satellite exhibition gallery at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.
The Oakville Museum will be closed to the public until April 5 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the COVID-19 page for more information. When we reopen our regular hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for the season. Will reopen in late May 2020.
Visit the QEPCCC facility page for current hours
8 Navy Street
Oakville, Ontario L6J 2Y5