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. Closed Mondays.
Holiday hours: Closed December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.
Closed for the season. Open summer 2019.
Visit the QEPCCC facility page for current hours
8 Navy Street
Oakville, Ontario L6J 2Y5
This is a part-time position, working weekdays, weekends and holiday Mondays. The recruitment process for these positions will begin in January 2019. Applications for this position must be received online by midnight on December 21, 2018.