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Orillia Museum of Art and History

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Address: 30 Peter St S, Orillia, Ontario L3V 5A9, Canada
Phone Number: 705 326-2159
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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I have been to OMAH a number of times with a special ed. class and has always been great. We have gone on a tour of the building and also gone for art classes. The classes are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
loulesslar
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Orillia, Canada
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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to OMAH a number of times with a special ed. class and has always been great. We have gone on a tour of the building and also gone for art classes. The classes are a great deal for the money. I have also gone on my own to see an exhibit which was also great.

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a very nice venue to see shows, live music. They have kept the old charm intact. I have seen many performances there. It is directly in front of the new Orillia library, definitely something to check out. They also have a farmers market in the library and in the lot beside the Opera house in summer.

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Midland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you plan on checking out ART inOrillia then this location is a must for local and regional art. Excellent facility and staff to help you navigate the premises.

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

The exhibit celebrating International Women's Day was inspiring and filled with some exceptional pieces. Having the opportunity to speak to one of the artists was an added bonus. The second floor contains a small section of bios and artifacts and focuses on local history. I know some people will say you will be done in twenty minutes but there was... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The museum was a pleasant experience. We viewed the place on a "slow art day" where woman were meeting on the first floor exhibit room. Very nice displays of local art, women and life in this area.

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This Museum is a great mix of history and art! The layout of the museum is unique and has something for everyone. The gift shop displays local art and handmade products such as jewelry, books, scarves, bags, soap and more! The exhibits are all very well looked after and interestingly and creativley put together. The building is a a piece... More 

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Washago, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

OMAH plays a vital role in telling the history of Orillia on the world stage with various exhibits and shows, and is the hub of the local arts scene both through shows (currently until April 2016 International Womens Day Art Show) and art classes, as well as the Banners project wherein artists of all abilities create banners that are hung... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

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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Orillia
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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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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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