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“Do not miss this one!” 5 of 5 stars
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Tom Thomson Art Gallery
840 1 Ave W, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-376-1932
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Ranked #1 of 4 Shopping in Owen Sound
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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Lansing, Michigan
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Do not miss this one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We took our ten year old grandson to Tobermory for a few days, but this museum was a "must" on our way back to Michigan. If you are in town this summer, you really should catch the wonderful exhibit regarding socks the local women made and sent to servicemen in WWI. The letters from the guys are sweet and gave us a small flavor of the hardships. The museum has a wonderful collection of very diverse paintings. The grandson had assumed he would be bored, but we basically had to drag him out after he learned more about the mystery around Thomson's death. I'm pretty sure he would have stayed several more hours watching the videos. No fee for entry, but the museum runs on donations.

Visited July 2014
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Small but interesting gallery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

It was interesting to learn about the life of Tom Thomson, read the letters he wrote while exploring the bush, and seeing some of his iconic paintings, beautiful Canadian landscapes.
From here you can easily walk to the Fish Ladder at the Mill Dam (great to sea salmon swimming and jumping up stream, lots of them half October), to the Farmers' Market (Saturday) and to the artist Co-op to admire the art of local artists, and maybe buy some!

Visited October 2013
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Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Art & biking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you are in Owen Sound it is well worth it to visit the Tom Thomson art gallery which is in part of the Owen Sound library. Other art displays were very quirky & interesting. We also biked to Leith to find Tom Thomson's burial site. We looked every where in the cemetery & could not find his stone. There is a plaque pointing in a general direction but we could not find the stone. We had a lovely lunch in Leith at the General Store.
Do not try to bike to Meaford on the Tom Thompson trail unless you take Road 12. Do not follow the map & go through the forest, it is a very rutted, rocky path that is impossible to navigate on a bicycle.

Visited August 2013
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Waterloo, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“THRILLING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

It was a thriill and delight to visit the Tom Thomson Gallery. How wonderful to see his work first hand and view the vivid fall colours and the realistic sheen of the water. A must to see if you are a Tom Thomson fan!

Visited May 2013
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