Thunder Bay Museum


The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society was created in 1908 to preserve and interpret the history of Northwestern Ontario through lectures, publications, the erection of monuments and plaques, and the preservation of documents.

The Thunder Bay Museum is housed within a former police station and courthouse on Donald Street where the Museum opened its first major exhibit in 1997. The Museum is now home to three floors comprised of 5 galleries covering 6,000 sqft and displays the vast and rich heritage of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. The first and third floors are home to long-term exhibits that chronicle the over 10,000 year history of our area. The second floor gallery features travelling exhibits from other museums and organizations across the country. The Antechamber Gallery, on the third floor is devoted to the celebration of our community’s artistic and creative endeavours with displays rotating approximately three times per year. Learn more about the exhibits.

For summer 2023, the Museum is raffling off a 1966 Ford Mustang. More information on this classic car to come soon! Learn more.

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  • Hours of Operation : 11am to 5pm daily
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  • Wheelchair Accessible : Yes

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