Due to the province-wide lockdown and stay-at-home order, all Municipal Arts and Culture facilities will be closed until further notice.
The museum is comprised of a main floor exhibit space that currently houses a temporary exhibit entitled "Collecting Dust" where visitors will tour through an eclectic attic to explore, discover, and imagine the old and new family stories of their own and our community. Additionally, on the main floor of the museum is "Out in the Open," a permanent exhibit that displays some of the museum's never before seen three-dimensional artifacts. To complement these exhibits, the professional staff of the Chatham-Kent Museum offers a variety of curriculum-based school programs, public programs, and special events.
The museum also maintains an archival collection that includes several extensive local photograph collections, which is popular with genealogists, authors, researchers, and students.
Come and explore Chatham-Kent's rich history with us!
The Chatham-Kent Museum team offers each visitor an enjoyable, and most importantly, safe, experience. We have introduced enhanced safety measures in line with COVID-19 public health guidelines. These include, but are not limited to, new public hours, reduced visitor capacity, timed admission, and enhanced cleaning protocols.
Please be advised:
You can bring up to 9 people with you that are part of your household.
Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to your scheduled visit.
Masks must be worn in accordance with the Chatham-Kent mandatory mask by-law (101-2020), unless a patron is exempted under that by-law.
The use of hand sanitizer is required prior to entering the exhibit space and exiting.
By entering, you acknowledge and agree on behalf yourself and those for whom you are a parent or guardian, that as an indoor facility the use of this building may include possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases such as COVID-19, and you freely assumes all such risks.
Before you visit, we ask that each member of your party complete the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19. If you are not feeling well, please reschedule your visit for another day.
We hope to see you soon!
The Chatham-Kent Museum will be open for pre-booked visits Wednesdays to Saturdays between the hours of 11AM to 4PM.
We have a new registration software! In order to book your visit you will need to create a new account. Once you have your account set up, please browse through the available times and select a time.
The Chatham-Kent Museum's Kids Club is going virtual!
Let your imagination grow and join the Chatham-Kent Museum, in partnership with Chatham-Kent Public Library, for fun-filled monthly virtual programs. During each virtual program, in addition to the monthly craft, there will also be a story time presented by Chatham-Kent Public Library. The fee is $10 per child registered.
Check out Virtual Kids Club Programs today!
Hours: Closed until further notice due to Covid-19 pandemic
Please pre-book your visit here
Wednesday to Saturday 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Admission by donation