Grey Roots Museum and Archives Owen Sound
Where is it at?
Grey Roots Museum and Archives
102599 Grey Road 18
Where are we going today?
Only just south of Owen Sound, the Grey Roots Museum & Archives is a great place to teach kids all about the unique history of Grey County - after all, history happens everywhere!
This award-winning museum features a number of exhibits, each of which cover a different theme. Grey County itself was established in 1852, so there already is a lot of history to be learnt there!
There are stories of the 19th and 20th century waiting to be heard, and original and touring exhibits all on the people and settlements of the area. There are even some special exhibits too!
Examples of exhibits are fascinating! Kids can look at reproductions of Tutankhamun's treasures, or look at the models of Sound Harbour in 1910 with all the arrivals of the ships! There have been exhibits of the first settler's early days, and the fascinating world of prohibition.
Kids might even be able to explore the roots of the military history from as early as 1861! There have been exhibits on robots, and dinosaurs, and even the circus! The exhibits last for a while, so check what's on before you go to make sure you don't miss out!
Grey Roots Museum & Archives also have virtual exhibits on the first non-Native settlers, as well as the black community, and great hands-on exhibits for kids where they can look at the Print Shop - which is how they communicated before the internet, TV, radio or phone!
Don't miss the fun events that the museum held throughout the year, with some seasonal events too!
Kids will love reading all about history that has happened right under their feet - and then the world! What will you learn today!
How much does it cost?
- Children$4 (ages 5-12)
- Free Under: 5 years
When can we go?
10am - 5pm. Daily in summer.
Year-round. Closed Sundays Fall, Winter & Spring, and Mondays in Winter
Grey Roots Educational Programs are developed with the Ontario curriculum expectations in mind, and their programs encourage students to learn about the history of Grey County and to broaden their horizons through our travelling exhibits and programs! Give them a call to arrange and enjoy their great programs!.
They have vending machines on site, and special events have food.
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you visit the Moreston Heritage Village too! It's the scene of pioneer Children's and school programming, and events! They have fun summer camps too for kids AND farm animals!.
Doing our bit
Their aim is to be a community-based facility, and all citizens of the County are stakeholders! .
Need a little extra help?
The main Grey Roots facility is accessible, and motorized scooters are available for use in Moreston Heritage Village. Due to the historic nature of the buildings, some are not fully accessible. The site itself, the Blacksmith Shop, the Barn, the Bandstand, the Engine Works and the main area of the Garage and Schoolhouse are all accessible..
Baby changing facilities are available..
Can I get one of those?
The Grey Roots gift shop is a great little nook for browsing, with a wide range of books and publications. They offer wonderful gift items and souvenirs from around the corner and around the globe!.