St. Edmunds Township Museum
The museum is located 3km south of Tobermory Harbour on the East side of Highway #6, just north of the crossroads of Warner Bay Road on the West and Little Cove Road on the East and is managed by The Northern Bruce Peninsula History Comittee.
Address: St. Edmunds Museum, 7072 Hwy #6, PO Box 250, Tobermory, ON N0H 2R0
Museum Tel: 519-373-7032
Municipal Office: 519-793-3522
May & June: Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am-4:00pm - starting May 17th
July & August: Daily 11:00am - 4:00pm
September - Oct 12th: Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am-4:00pm
If you are bringing a group or if you need to come during our off hours or off season, please call ahead to make arrangements.
The Museum is the former St. Edmunds Settlement School, and was opened in May, 1967. The building, which dates back to 1898, houses land deeds and registers, together with many photographs following the history of the people in this area. The ground floor also has displays showing lumbering, which together with fishing and hunting, were the main occupations.
The upper floor is dedicated to marine history - displaying maps, descriptions of old boats and relics from shipwrecks. The display provides an insight into the way of life in this area at that time, with many examples of tools and how they were used.
On the grounds is a log house, built in 1875 and moved to the present location in 1971. It is furnished as the house would have been in the 19th century including pots, pans, china and linen. New this year: the log cabin has been renovated and is open to the public!
There is no charge for admission, but a donation to help maintain the Museum would be appreciated (we suggest $2/person or $10 for larger groups).
We also offer for sale the book Hewers of the Forests, Fishers of the Lakes: The History of St. Edmunds Township. This describes the lives of the people of this area from 1870 - 1984, including many photographs and family trees. A perfect compliment and souvenir of your visit to the St. Edmunds Museum.