Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

Because Health Canada has classified the COVID-19 virus as HIGH risk to Canadians, we’re taking extra precautions to protect all clients, staff and the public. Using an abundance of caution to ensure that staff are able to continue to deliver services and to protect the public in the wake of COVID-19, ALL County Office Buildings are closed to the public until further notice.

KidZone Discovery Day Camp Notice

At the BCM&CC we strive to deliver fun, interesting and educational experiences for children.  We pride ourselves on the quality camp experience we offer in the unique setting of the Museum, where children spend time daily in the exhibits as well as taking part in visits to the park and interesting area attractions. With the COVID-19 public health guidelines and restrictions, we have made the difficult decision to not hold our KidZone Discovery day camp this summer.  This decision was made after careful consideration of a variety of factors, including the safety of the campers and staff and our desire to deliver these quality camp experiences. We share in your disappointment and apologize for any inconvenience the cancellation may have caused.

At this time, the BCM&CC remains closed however, we are continuing to work behind the scenes to prepare for re-opening.  In the meantime, we invite you to visit our website and follow us on social media where we will share news, information and activities you can participate in from home.

We look forward to seeing you when we reopen. Stay safe.

Chronicling Community Experiences: COVID-19

Museums play an important part in preserving our history. In the spirit of documenting this moment in time, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre (BCM&CC) is offering communities an opportunity to help capture the experiences of individuals, families, businesses and organizations as we all respond to this evolving situation and cope with the pandemic’s impact in Bruce County.

Those with Bruce County connections are asked to think about how their lives have changed, how they are dealing with disruptions in their daily routines, changes to their sources of income, and how the closure of businesses, schools, churches, and other institutions have affected what used to be their normal lives.

Photos of the visual impacts of the COVID epidemic are also being sought, including depictions of the ways community spaces have changed, such as closed parks, unusual line-ups or empty streets, and service signs at take-out restaurants, as well as the depictions of changes to individual experiences, such as social distancing by working from home, walking 2 m apart during leisure walks, or “gathering” via electronic means such as Zoom or Skype. 

The public is encouraged to consider collecting and recording their experiences and observations and, when ready, donate them to the Museum, in whatever form is comfortable for them, including written stories, memories, journals or thoughts; photographs; or video and audio recordings.

The “Chronicling Community Experiences: COVID-19” web page provides more information about the project, suggestions for submissions, and an opportunity to submit materials online or, when the Museum re-opens, by mail or in person. 

The BCM&CC depends on community contributions to build their collection and preserve Bruce County history. When circumstances allow the re-opening of County buildings, the Archives at the BCM&CC will be open to anyone wishing to explore their wealth of historic paper, photograph and video resources.  

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Contact us
Cathy McGirr
Museum Director/Curator
Location:  Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre Tel:  (519) 797-2080 Toll Free:  1-866-318-8889


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