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Orillia Museum of Art and History

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Address: 30 Peter Street South, Orillia, Ontario L3V 5A9, Canada
Phone Number: 705 326-2159
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Excellent space for queit contemplation, or shopping at their gift shop!

I've been a member of OMAH for just over a year. This beautiful building, once a customs building and jail, eventually repurposed as a museum, carries rotating shows so there's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Bananatastic
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Orillia, Canada
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Orillia, Canada
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been a member of OMAH for just over a year. This beautiful building, once a customs building and jail, eventually repurposed as a museum, carries rotating shows so there's always something on of interest. In addition it has a spacious meeting area on the second floor where classes and school trips are held. I think the space can also... More 

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Thank Bananatastic
Orillia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Beautiful building, and surprisingly interesting for a small town. The mix of art and history is great and the staff are terrific. Also a nice gift shop

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1 Thank GrayD1938
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

This museum/art gallery is truly the cultural hub of Orillia and the catalyst for the Peter St Arts District. They have incredible displays of art and artefacts as well as a fabulous gift shop.

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Thank cro_yyz
Muskoka District, Canada
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This history/art museum is newly renovated in a heritage building that was once a post office and once a jail. It has two floors of exhibition space. The upper floor has a nice view over the lake. There are many programs for adults, youth and children. The art exhibits are challenging and intriguing. Location on a side street a few... More 

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1 Thank Liz S
Orillia
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157 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Newly renovated, bright and well-laid out, spacious gallery upstairs and down, local artists and artisans wares for sale as well in a small gift shop in the lobby. By donation only, so anyone can enjoy.

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3 Thank CorinneOrillia
Orillia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Recently reopened following a major expansion the museum is definitely worth a visit. The new upper gallery is light, spacious and really pretty now looking onto the lake. Local art, local history, creative programs for children the museum is on it's way to becoming one of the focal cultural attractions of Orillia.

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3 Thank Bob W
Orillia, ON
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I have been to the museum and art gallery several times and although small their exhibits are always interesting. The staff are friendly and helpful. Great stop in Orillia

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3 Thank helpme83
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
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77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

There was a limited amount of art but interesting nevertheless. A small area containing local history provided ainteresting material for children. The staff both friendly and helpful.

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3 Thank bobca46
Mississauga, Canada
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We are cottagers in Orillia and took my family there for the first time this past weekend. There is a very nice art gallery, but we enjoyed the historical museum displays the most. Orillia was quite the industrial town back in the early 1900s and it was neat to see examples of the numerous products including Otaco steel toys, National... More 

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2 Thank CottagePeople
Orillia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Wonderfully displayed pieces, staff on hand to answer any questions without being pushy and let you spend all the time in the world you need to wander

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