Museums

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Darcy Hoover
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50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300, Orillia, ON L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-325-4283
Fax: 705-325-5178

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Orillia has a rich heritage and history that is celebrated and showcased in the city's three museums.

Orillia Museum of Art and History

30 Peter Street South, Orillia 705-326-2159

The Orillia Museum of Art and History showcases the best of the region's culture and history through its local and nationally significant exhibitions. The museum is housed in the historic Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building, built in 1894.

 

Leacock Museum

50 Museum Drive, Orillia 705-329-1908

Stephen Leacock, Canada's beloved humorist, spent his most creative time in what he coined as Lake Simcoe Country.  In 1928, he built Leacock House at his lakeside retreat at Old Brewery Bay, where Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching meet. Leacock House, designed by Wright & Noxon, Toronto, reflected Leacock's success and prestige as a world-renowned author and a celebrated academic. It is now a national historic site. Come by for a visit and enjoy the Leacock Cafe/Window, operated by Gourmade Thyme Catering.

HOURS

Lakeside High Tea Thursday's 11am - 2pm

Fri. 11am - 2pm - Window Open 

Sat. 10am - 2pm - Window Open

Picnic Pickup Sunday's 10am - 2pm - Carry Away Window Open ~ Stop by & Pick up Refreshments for Sunny Day Picnics and Morning Trail Walks.

Call for more information:  705-329-1908 x806

 

The Ontario Provincial Police Museum

777 Memorial Avenue, Orillia 705-329-6889

The Ontario Provincial Police Museum preserves and celebrates the heritage of the Ontario Provincial Police. The museum is housed in the Lincoln Alexander building, better known as the Ontario Provincial Police General Headquarters building in Orillia.