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Orillia Museum of Art and History

Opens in 11 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Around the corner from the main street, this Museum displaces a lot of interesting (and unexpected... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Sheryl J
a lovely little museum with interesting activities and displays, right in downtown Orillia

We recently attended an event at the museum, our first time visiting this little gem. The displays... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
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The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is a hub of culture and heritage located down in the heart of Orillia's Peter Street Arts District. The clock tower of our Sir Samuel Steele Memorial Building is a beacon for our historical location. For...more
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30 Peter St S, Orillia, Ontario L3V 5A9, Canada
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

My husband and I were exited to finally have the opportunity to go to the museum in Orillia, to look at the Artifacts and history that made up Orillia. What we found, or didn't see, was so disappointing. There are 2 floors; the first floor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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OrilliaMuseum, Communications Coordinator at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thank you for visiting the City of Orillia and The Orillia Museum of Art & History. We are sorry to learn that you did not enjoy your visit. Our aim is to make culture and heritage matter, inspiring creativity and celebrating history. Our exhibitions balance...More

Reviewed July 13, 2018

Around the corner from the main street, this Museum displaces a lot of interesting (and unexpected) history - all packed in a small place.

Date of experience: June 2018
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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Orillia Museum of Art & History! We love being on Peter Street in Orillia's Downtown for visitors to stop by. We're glad you enjoyed your time and visit again soon!

Reviewed March 28, 2018

We recently attended an event at the museum, our first time visiting this little gem. The displays are interesting and the event was well run and enjoyable. The museum membership benefits are also great (we joined - seniors are inexpensive for a year's membership) -...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GE H
OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Orillia Museum of Art & History! Our members are the heart of what keeps our museum thriving and we appreciate your support. We have a busy spring and summer ahead of us with new exhibitions and events celebrating Orillia's art...More

Reviewed September 2, 2017

This is definitely one of Orillia's Hidden Gems! The history behind the museum itself, is more than enough reason to visit. The exhibits change every few months, but there's always an exhibit which nods to Orillia's rich history.

Date of experience: June 2017
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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Orillia Museum of Art & History! There is so much amazing history in our town and we love calling the Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building our home. Visit us whenever you are in the area!

Reviewed August 30, 2017

The museum was open late at night for the celebration by local artists. I went in mainly to see the display of my daughter's ceramics, small vases and necklaces. There are always interesting displays and books about Orillia's history.More

Date of experience: August 2017
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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Orillia Museum of Art & History! Starry Night Orillia is one of our favourite events each summer and a great time to meet new people. We're glad you were able to discover something new and learn about Orillia's history. We...More

Reviewed July 26, 2017

The main floor has a changing series of exhibits; the one we saw was a very interesting partnership with the local university. The real treat is upstairs - the main room is a celebration of local famous artists - such as Gordon Lightfoot and Stephen...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Orillia Museum of Art & History! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our museum!

Reviewed May 22, 2017

always interesting displays focused either on Orillia & area or works by Orillia area artists nice building as well

Date of experience: May 2017
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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Orillia Museum of Art & History! We are so fortunate to be surrounded by Orillia's history and talented artists.

Reviewed May 2, 2017

Orillia Museum of Art and History is a must stop venue on your tour of Orillia. Whether you live here or not, there is lots to learn and see at the Museum.

Date of experience: March 2017
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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Thank you for visiting! We are constantly striving to provide exhibits and programs that are fresh and exciting for all!

Reviewed February 20, 2017

The collection of many forms of art over several show cases demonstrated a wide Varity of modern art and area history. The "renewal" exhibit was a wonderful collection of women's art that certainly reflected their expressions, some creative and WOW pieces. The "Water" exhibit certainly...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This Museum continually tweaks my interests with their displays and choice of subjects. I haven't seen an exhibit I haven't enjoyed yet!

Date of experience: September 2016
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