Upcoming Events

Talks At Guelph Civic Museum


Tours at Two

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

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

December 14, February 1: From Convent to Museum

December 21, February 22: Building Guelph

December 28, March 8: Evolution of Downtown Guelph

January 4: Guelph Personalities – William Allan, Edward Johnson, George Sleeman, James Gay and Elinor Glynn

January 11: History Highlights

January 18: Doing Business in Guelph


Military Lecture Series2001_22_1

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

Thursday, January 15 – 7 pm: Mark Humphries, Doctors at the Front: The Canadian Experience
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, January 11, 2 pm: Saints Preserve Us, an illustrated talk and tour, with Debbie Thompson Wilson

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


Collections Highlight: Guelph Under the Big Top

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

$45.00 + HST per ticket

Join Bruce Meritt, Candies of Merritt, as he leads you on a discovery of the taste, textures and history of chocolate. Wine and refreshments will be served. A 19+ event.  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!


January 23: Fiona McCairley and Bob MacLean

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

Robbie Burns Day

Sunday, January 25

Scottish music, dance, displays and haggis too!

Family Day

Monday, February 16

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


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.

January 8: Slip Sliding Away

February 5: You’re So Sweet!