Upcoming Events

Talks At Guelph Civic Museum
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Sunday Matinee: Lace Themed Talks

Sundays, September 21 & October 26 – 1:00 pm
$15 +HST. Buy tickets in advance through the links below.

Tour The Art of the Lacemaker exhibition with guest curator Joyce Dawson, followed by an enlightening talk by lace experts, served with tea and cake.

September 21stAyrshire and Whitework, Embroidered laces of the 19th century: An illustrated conversation with Anne Adams, embroiderer. teacher and historian extraordinaire of Prince Edward County. Speaker: Anne Adams in conversation with Joyce Taylor Dawson

October 26th: Using Lace in the Theatre: An illustrated lecture by Cindy Rusak, Costume & Wardrobe – Stratford Festival Theatre


Tours at Two

Maple Leaf Baseball team, 1874. George is in the centre, wearing the suit.

Maple Leaf Baseball team, 1874. George is in the centre, wearing the suit.

Saturdays, 2 pmTake a guided tour through our permanent galleries.
September 6, November 1: Evolution of Downtown Guelph
September 13, November 8: Personalities —William Allan, Edward Johnson, George Sleeman, James Gay and Elinor Glynn
September 20, November 15: History Highlights
September 27, November 22: Doing Business in Guelph
October 4, November 29: Building Guelph
October 11, December 6: Guelph Personalities —Frederick Stone, Beverly Robson, Charles Coughlin, Sadie Fletcher, Sister Romana
October 18, December 13: From Convent to Museum
October 25, December 20: Building Guelph



Military Lecture Series2001_22_1

Thursday, November 20, 7 pm
Admission by donation
Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies

Thursday October 16: Dr. Geoff Hayes, World War One: The Opening Salvos

Thursday November 20: Mike Bechthold, Trench Strafing, Tactical Bombing and Isolating the Battlefield: The Battle of Amiens and the Royal Air Force, August 1918




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Fourth Friday

Fourth Friday of the month, 5 to 9 pm, Free
Start the weekend with free concerts!

October 24: Shannon Kingsbury, 7:00 & 8:00 pm

November 28: Edward Szocinski



Family Fun


Tiny Tot Thursdayscharmaine

First Thursday of each month, 9:30 to 11:30 am
$2 per person

November 6:  MunschFest Finale

Drop in for organized songs, crafts, and games for children one to four years old and their caregivers.


School’s  Out, Museum’s In PD Day

Fridays, October 24 and November 21
No teacher, no books, but lots of great learning activities disguised as fun!


More Munsch Weekendsrobert-munsch

Every weekend until November 9
Read, write, draw and play with Munsch-inspired fun and games all weekend long.



About Face with Janet Wilsonjanetwilson

Saturday, October 18, 2 pm
Free with admission. Pre-register in advance at guelph.ca/museum
Kids, moms, dads, and grandparents, try your hand at portrait drawing with award-winning illustrator and author Janet Wilson.


Please note you can pregister up until 10 am on Saturday, October 18th.  After that time, please register in person at the museum (subject to availabilty)



Museum staff member and amazing artist Lauren Ellis created the Munsch-inspired window murals this summer!

Museum staff member and amazing artist Lauren Ellis created the Munsch-inspired window murals this summer!

MunschFest Finale

Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 It’s the end of the road for the Much More Munsch exhibition and we’re going out with a Munsch BANG. We’re bringing back our favourite stories and Munsch-inspired activities. Join our Munsch-a-Thon and see how many stories we can read over the weekend!



Paint a Saint Workshop with Debbie Thompson Wilson

Sunday, November 30, 10 am – 4:30 pm

$50 per person +HST / Pre-Registration is required

You will “paint a saint” miniature (around 3 x 5″) based on a provided historical image using some of the same methods as medieval artists – including gilding with real gold leaf. We will be using watercolours as our medium – some watercolour experience is required.  Please see registration link for details of supplies needed.

Register NOW for Paint a Saint Workshop with Debbie Thompson Wilson


Activities at McCrae House

Remembrance Week with the Guelph Amateur Radio Club

Saturday, November 8 to Tuesday, November 11, 1 to 5 pm

Guelph Amateur Radio Club will be on site, contacting ham radio enthusiasts around the world, acknowledging Remembrance Day and exchanging thoughts on its significance.


Thank a Veteran

Sunday, November 9 – 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Members from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 243 will be on hand to visit and exchange stories.


Remembrance Day Activities

Tuesday, November 11, 9 am to 5 pm

Admission by donation

9:00 am           Remembrance service by Royal Canadian Legion, Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234

10:30 am         Remembrance assembly by John McCrae Public School students