Highlights in the collection include artifacts from the War of 1812, a nationally designated Gray Dort automobile, several locally made horse drawn vehicles, and, of course, our world famous mummy.
The museum is comprised of a main floor area that currently houses a semi-permanent exhibit entitled “Horse Power: A History of Vehicle Manufacturing in Chatham-Kent” and several temporary exhibit galleries that feature changing exhibits on a variety of themes. 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 and research area that is a popular destination for genealogists, authors, researchers, and students. Among the museum’s archival and research holdings are several extensive local photograph collections.
Come and enjoy a heritage experience at the Chatham-Kent Museum (or, using the dynamic marketing slogan of Gray Dort: “You Will Like It”).
Admission is by donation.
Arts + Culture Programs and Events CANCELLED
Please be advised that due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, and following the advice of the CK Medical Officer of Health, programs at all Arts & Culture facilities are being cancelled indefinitely. Refunds will be issued where applicable.
Municipal Facility Closures
Municipal libraries, pools, arenas, museums, theatres, and galleries to close.
The municipality continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely, taking direction from Provincial and Federal public health officials. We want to do everything we possible can to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on Chatham-Kent.
Effective immediately the following facilities will close for three weeks. We will reassess at that time and provide updates on a regular basis.
- All 11 branches of the Chatham-Kent Public Library
- All 10 Chatham-Kent arenas
- Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool and Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool
- Chatham-Kent Museum and Ridge House Museum (Including Imagination Station and Discovery Den)
- The Capitol and Kiwanis theatres
- Thames Art Gallery and Art Space
For more information, please visit CK Public Health at https://ckphu.com/covid-19/
Hours: CLOSED until April 6
Wednesday 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Thursday 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Friday 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Saturday 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday 11:00am - 4:00PM