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.
Regular hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Holiday hours: Open Monday, August 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. for the Emancipation Day Family Picnic.
June: Open weekends from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
July and August: Open Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Visit the QEPCCC facility page for current hours
8 Navy Street
Oakville, Ontario L6J 2Y5