Chatham-Kent Museum

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.

All Municipal Arts and Culture Facilities CLOSED until April 6

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

Hours: CLOSED until April 6

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

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