Museums and galleries provide excellent opportunities for children and adults to appreciate and learn about art, culture and heritage.

You may find information about Chatham-Kent's many museums and galleries below. For more information, you may also visit:

Museums

Front view of the Chatham-Kent Museum. Brick building with landscape lawn

Chatham-Kent Museum


The Chatham-Kent Museum, located within the Chatham Cultural Centre, maintains an extensive archival collection that includes documents, correspondence, and a vast collection of photographs including the Frank Brown, George James, and Chatham Daily News collections. The museum also has a collection of research and reference material pertaining to local history.

Address:
75 William Street North
Chatham, ON N7M 4L4

Phone: 519.360.1998
Fax: 519.354.4170
Email: ckcccmuseum@chatham-kent.ca

Hours of Operation: Daily, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Fairfield Museum and National Historic Site

The Fairfield Museum and National Historic Site preserves Moravian history and Indian culture, with a focus on educating the public about its historical significance.

Address:
14878 Longwoods Road
Bothwell, ON N0P 1C0

Phone: 519.692.4397
Fax: 519.354.4170
Email: fairfield.museum@sympatico.ca

Hours: (May-Oct) Sundays and Holiday Mondays, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Milner Heritage House


The Milner Heritage House is the former home of Robert and Emma Milner. Robert Miner become one of the largest vehicle producers in southern Ontario in the 1890s, establishing himself as a "Captain of Industry". Emma (maiden name Wicks) became a prominent artist. Some of Emma's works are featured in the Milner Heritage House, which was donated to the City of Chatham in 1943 by the Milner children.

Address:
59 William Street North
Chatham, ON N7M 4L4

Phone: 519.360.1998
Fax: 519.354.4170
Email: ckcccmuseum@chatham-kent.ca

Hours: Daily, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ridge House Museum

The Ridge House Museum is open daily for guided tours, and offers a range of programming, including exhibit openings, workshops, demonstrations, special events, open houses, tours, and summer camps.

Address:
53 Erie Street South
Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0

Phone: 519.674.2223
Fax: 519.674.3747
Email: ckridgehouse@chatham-kent.ca

Hours: (Mar-Sep, Dec 1-23) Daily, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Wallaceburg and District Museum

The Wallaceburg and District Museum, located within the Von Ayres Cultural Centre, is situated near the heart of downtown Wallaceburg. Located at 505 King Street, less than half a block from the banks of the Sydenham River.

Address:
505 King Street North
Wallaceburg, ON N8A 1J1

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Galleries

Front view of ARTspace store front with a crowd of people in front

Thames Art Gallery

The Thames Art Gallery, located within the Chatham Cultural Centre, is dedicated to promoting the understanding, appreciation, conservation, and enjoyment of the visual arts in the community of Chatham-Kent for present and future generations. The Gallery places emphasis on public arts education programming and multidisciplinary exhibitions programming.

Address:
75 William Street North
Chatham, ON N7M 4L4

Phone: 519.354.8364 exy. 36
Fax: 519.354.4170
Email: ckccc@chatham-kent.ca

Hours: Daily, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

ARTspace

ARTspace is a not-for-profit gallery dedicated to the promotion and development of emerging and mid-career artists engaged in contemporary visual arts practice. ARTspace offers exhibition opportunities for regional and national artists, and maintains a special focus on exhibiting and promoting a diversity of artistic practices within the region of Chatham-Kent.

In addition to our goal of expanding artistic discourse through exhibition programming, a significant part of the gallery’s vision includes professional development and support. Members are encouraged to access information and skills training offered through the gallery in the form of resources, workshops, studio visits, volunteering opportunities and gallery openings.

Address:
165 ½ King Street West
Chatham, ON N7M 1E4

Phone: 519.352.1064
Email: ARTspace.TAG@gmail.com

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm