Oakville Museum Programs and Events

Doors Open Halton Region

Doors Open Halton Region

Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville and Burlington: Saturday, September 30
Halton Hills and Milton: Sunday, October 1
Free event

Halton Region invites you to share its rich heritage, cultural diversity and stunning natural beauty. From the urban centres on Lake Ontario’s shore to the rural splendour of the Niagara Escarpment, there is much to explore. Museums, public buildings, heritage homes, businesses, industrial complexes, places of worship and sites of historical significance are waiting to be discovered. The 2017 event guide will be available at the Museum by mid-September. Visit the Doors Open Halton website 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 28 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $11.28. 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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P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum

P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum

November 24, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $11.40. Age: 6-10.

Spend the afternoon at Erchless Estate for museum-inspired activities. These fun and interactive afternoons include a visit to our feature exhibit, a tour of the historic estate and a create-and-take craft. There will be a different theme each afternoon to enjoy.

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Christmas Tea and Tour

Christmas Tea and Tour

Sunday, December 10
Two sessions available: 1:30-3 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $6.95. Age: 3+

Oakville Museum presents its annual Christmas Tea and Tour. Enjoy a 1.5 hour visit to the beautifully decorated, historic Erchless Estate. Includes a feature exhibit, a guided tour through the elegant home plus tea and cookies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must register. We cannot accommodate for allergies in this program.

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Craft and Tour

Craft and Tour

December 27, 28, 2017 and January 3, 4, 2018
Two sessions per day: 1:30-2:30 and 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $5.70. 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 within the same month will make the same craft and take the same tour.
 

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March Break at the Museum

March Break at the Museum

Take your March Break vacation at the Oakville Museum and explore diverse cultures, artistic traditions and hands on history fun! Start your journey in Canada, then travel to Scotland, India, France and Japan. You don't have to leave home to experience the world! Each day is booked individually.

March 12 to 16, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $61.20 per day. Age: 6-10.
After-care is available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $10 per day.

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