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 Moore Museum 

 

Moore Museum, “A Museum . . . and so much more . . . for you to explore!”

Right in the heart of St. Clair Township, just 25 minutes south of Sarnia, you will find something inviting, interesting, and educational.  With 12 historic and exhibit buildings, Moore Museum offers something to engage everyone’s interest.  Spend an hour or two exploring all we have to offer.

  • Take a stroll around our heritage village and discover the life and work of the past:
  • See the tools of the trade in the blacksmith shop, job printing press shop,  harness shop and fire hall.
  • Explore our community’s agricultural roots with intriguing displays of antique farm implements.
  • Understand the valuable link the railroad provided for the early residents of our area as you visit the former Mooretown railroad station and the wooden caboose, furnished and equipped for the train’s next departure.
  • Appreciate modern medicine as you view early 20th century doctors’ equipment and pharmaceutical remedies.
  • Realize the challenges of work on the Great Lakes waterway through models, equipment and photographs in the marine room.
  • Learn about the lifestyles of past generations in the log cabin and Victorian cottage.
  • A popular new feature is the Lionel model train room, with working S, O, and G gauge layouts.

 

                              

Moore Museum also offers special events, school programs and motor coach tours.  Visit the Moore Museum's programs page to learn more. 

Trinity St. Clair Chapel, built in 1919, is available to rent as a charming and elegant location for your wedding ceremony.  Call 519 867-2020 or email lmason@twp.stclair.on.ca for more information or visit http://www.mooremuseum.ca/planning-wedding

Paved walkways and ramps to each building make our site accessible.

2017 Events

“Seasons in St. Clair” - Canada 150 Photo Contest

Jan. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017

St. Clair Township residents are invited to photograph their favourite spots in St. Clair Township and enter up to 3 photographs in a contest in celebration of Canada’s 150th.  Details are available at www.mooremuseum.ca

Victorian Tea

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy tea and scones served by Victorian costumed servers in the charming atmosphere of our turn of the 20th century cottage, then explore the exhibits in the other 11 buildings that make up our heritage village.

Admission:      Adult $7.00, Child $3.00, Preschooler $2.00

Canada 150 Celebration

Saturday, July 1, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

As part of St. Clair Township’s celebration of Canada’s 150th, Moore Museum will be offering free admission and a variety of heritage demonstrations throughout our 12 building site.  

Admission:      Free for this date 

Model Train Event

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Additional model train layouts will be on display on this date, as well as the Museum’s regular Lionel train exhibit.  Volunteers will be on hand to discuss model railroading and will have all the layouts running.

Regular admission.

Downriver Craft & Gift Sale

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get an early start on your holiday shopping at this sale featuring over 80 tables of handmade crafts.  A food booth is available on-site so that you can enjoy lunch and keep on shopping!  New craftspeople are welcome to participate and are invited to call Moore Museum at 519-867-2020 to be added to the mailing list.

Admission:      Adult $2.00; Children under 13 free when accompanied by an adult

Christmas Organ Concert

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy the sounds of the season on the 1881 Dominion reed organ, restored in 2015/16.

Advance tickets only:  $20 adult, $10 child
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Address & Directions:
94 Moore Line, Mooretown, Ontario
From highway 402, take Highway 40 south to Moore Line. Turn right on Moore Line and travel 4 km (3 miles) into Mooretown. From the south, follow the St. Clair Parkway north to Moore Line in Mooretown. Turn right and follow Moore Line for two blocks.

Contact:

Moore Museum
94 Moore Line
Mooretown, Ontario, Canada N0N 1M0
Phone: 519-867-2020
e-mail: lmason@twp.stclair.on.ca

 

 

Visit  http://www.mooremuseum.ca/visitor-information for current hours of operation and admission fees.