Exhibitions at Guelph Civic Museum


St George

Saints Preserve Us!

Reception: Friday, November 7, 7 to 9 pmNovember 7 to March 22

An exhibition of Debbie Thompson Wilson’s miniature paintings and icons of the saints who have lent their names to Guelph’s

churches, schools, streets and organizations – past and present.

Santa postcard

Deck the Halls: A Victorian Christmas

November 21 to January 11

Come into our parlour to experience the sights, sounds and activities of Christmases long ago.


How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934 to 1968

January 23 to April 12

Visit our ode to Goody Sweets, a mid-century Guelph candy store, and learn how they made candy the old-fashioned way!


In our cases


Guelph-Wellington Red Cross: 100 Years of Caring 1914-2014 – until March 29

Sons of the Royal City – December 2 to May 1

History Myths: Fact or Fiction–You be the Judge – December 9 to June 12

Guelph Industries:

December/January: Agricultural Implements

February/March: Zephyr Loom & Textile Company Ltd.


Wall of Art

Icons and the Iconic – until January 4th

Sweet – January 12 to April 5

Call for Artists

Remembering “In Flanders Fields” Art Exhibition

Commemorative Juried Art Show at the Guelph Civic Museum

Deadline – Sunday, March 1st 2015, 11:59pm

Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum is pleased to announce a call for an In Flanders Fields Centennial Commemoration Art Exhibit. This juried show will be installed in the third floor temporary gallery of the Guelph Civic Museum, where it will be on display throughout the Spring and Summer of 2015.

This is a great opportunity to have your work seen by hundreds of museum visitors, and convey your impressions, reflections, and response to this iconic poem and its author John McCrae. Learn more.


In the Permanent Exhibition Galleries

Families Gallery

Families Gallery


The Royal City Families Gallery - An interactive gallery for all ages that explores Guelph’s history and its place in the world.

Families Gallery

Families Gallery


City Gallery

City Gallery


Growing Guelph Gallery and City Gallery - What makes Guelph unique and what are our stories?





The Loretto Gallery - The story of the Convent and the Sisters of the Loretto