Upcoming Events

Talks At Guelph Civic Museum


Tours at Two

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

Sundays, 2 pm. Take a guided tour through our permanent galleries.

February 1: From Convent to Museum

February 22: Building Guelph

March 8: Evolution of Downtown Guelph

Military Lecture Series2001_22_1

Admission by donation
Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies

Thursday, March 19 – 7 pm: Andrew Iarocci, Making History on Film: Documenting the Discovery of Missing Canadian Soldiers of the First World War


In Conversation

Tour exhibitions with curators and special guests.

Sunday, February 15, 2 pm: How Sweet It Was! Goody Sweets Candy Store, with Florence Rilett





Collections Highlight: Guelph Under the Big Top hippo

Wednesday, February 4, 2 to 4 pm

View a recent donation of circus ephemera.


An Evening for Chocolate Lovers with Bruce Merritt

Wednesday, January 28, 7 to 9 pm

$35.00 + HST per ticket

Join Bruce Meritt, Candies of Merritt, as he leads you on a discovery of the taste, textures and history of chocolate. Spacing is limited.  Advanced tickets required.  No refunds.

Purchase Tickets for An Evening for Chocolate Lovers Now


Paint a Saint – With Debbie Thompson Wilson

St. Patrick and St. Gertrude of Nivelles

Saturday, March 14, 10 am – 4:30 pm

$50.00 + HST – Payment due at registration.  Spaces are limted.  No refunds.

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.

Register now for Paint a Saint


Fourth Friday

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


McCairley and MacLean

February 27: Celebrating Black History Month with Guelph Black Heritage Society

Family Day

Monday, February 16

We’re open for lots of family fun all day long.

Outbound Travel


“In the Footsteps of John McCrae: Commemorating 100 Years of In Flanders Fields”

October 2 – 10, 2015

Travel to France with a renowned John McCrae expert. Follow in John McCrae’s footsteps, while visiting important WWI landmarks. Learn about the life and times of one of Canada’s most remarkable individuals.

Guelph Museums is partnering with World Wide Central Travelling Ltd. to offer this special travel opportunity. For more information, join us on February 12 at 7 pm in the Guelph Civic Museum for an overview of the trip and a chance to ask questions. More Info.


Family Fun


Tiny Tot Thursdayscharmaine

First Thursday of each month, 9:30 to 11:30 am – Please note special date for January
$2 per person

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

February 5: You’re So Sweet!