Oakville Museum Programs and Events

Summer Camp at the Oakville Museum

Summer Camp at the Oakville Museum

Summer Camp at the Oakville Museum

Join us for a summer break filled with excitement and adventure! Our camps offer a safe environment for kids to learn, laugh and explore.

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Tots and Pots

Tots and Pots

Tots and Pots

August 27, 28 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Fee: $31.95. Age: 3-5.

A special gardening program for young children to try out their green thumbs at the Oakville Museum! Children will have lots of fun planting seeds, decorating containers, and making flowering crafts. This is the perfect way to introduce young children to an un-parented program experience while exploring the historic Erchless gardens!

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Doors Open Halton Region

Doors Open Halton Region

Doors Open Halton Region

Saturday, September 28
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free event!

Join us for Doors Open Halton and explore the Oakville Museum and Oakville's First Post Office. Come enjoy the magnificent view of the harbour, stroll through our historical gardens and tour the family estate. Visit the Doors Open Halton website this summer for site listings, maps and more information about the event.

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Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Saturday, October 26 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $11.03. Age: 18+

This unique indoor/outdoor tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Underground Railroad in Oakville. Begin with an introduction to the exhibit 'Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville's Black History' and watch the exciting multi-media presentation 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom', a true story of heroic flight from a life of slavery. Weather permitting, the tour finishes with an outdoor walk that details some nearby locations that highlight the local history surrounding Oakville and the Underground Railroad. Please dress appropriately for the outdoor tour and note that climbing a flight of stairs is part of the tour.

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Monogram Embroidery Workshop. Photos courtesy of artist Rafia Shafiq.

Monogram Embroidery Workshop. Photos courtesy of artist Rafia Shafiq.

Monogram Embroidery Workshop

Sunday, December 8 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: QEPCCC, 2302 Bridge Road
Fee: $28.95 (+ $5.65 material fee) Age: 18+

Learn unique phulkari design embroidery techniques to create your personal monogram in this beginners workshop. Plus, get inspired by the beautiful traditional Pakistani/Indian motifs and Oakville Museum’s curated monograms on display from their historical collection. Explore the on-site exhibit “What’s Your Type: Textiles and Typewriters” and learn about both hand and machine-made designs. A material fee of $5.65 (including tax) will be added to the course fee. Please note: This workshop takes place at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre at 2302 Bridge Road. Embroidery photos courtesy of workshop instructor Rafia Shafiq.

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Museum Christmas Tour

Museum Christmas Tour

Museum Christmas Tour

Saturday, December 14 from 1:30-2:30 and 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $6.25. Age: 18+

Your visit includes a guided tour of the elegant Erchless Estate beautifully decorated for the Christmas season and a feature exhibit with a focus on commemorations and celebrations. Delight in nostalgic toys and reproduction historic ornaments. Join our group tour and enjoy a glimpse into Christmases past at the Oakville Museum! Please note climbing a flight of stairs is part of the tour.

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Craft and Tour at the Oakville Museum

Craft and Tour at the Oakville Museum

Craft and Tour at the Oakville Museum

Four sessions available:
December 27, 2019 and January 3, 2020
1:30-2:30 and 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $6.25. Age: 4-9 plus participating adults.

Join us for an hour in the afternoon to make a craft with your child and take a guided tour of the Oakville Museum. Fee applies to participating children only, but children must be accompanied and assisted by an adult. Each session will make the same craft and take the same tour.

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March Break at the Museum

March Break at the Museum

March Break at the Museum

March 16 to 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $266.00. Age: 6-10.

Explore, discover and create at your community museum this March Break! Take inspiration from the historical collection at the Oakville Museum as we explore wild watercolours, thrilling 3-D crafts, awesome abstract art and more. Challenge yourself to create a masterpiece at the museum!

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