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Lucan Area Heritage and Donnelly Museum

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A step back in time,

If you are interested in Canadian Local History this is a must go to. You will learn of the Black... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Kim A
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Keswick, Canada
Very ineresting worth visiting

I live quite a ways from Lucan. I read all the books when i was a teenager i am now a senior. I... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Cindy R
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Jarvis
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171 Main Street, Lucan, Ontario N0M 2J0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

If you are interested in Canadian Local History this is a must go to. You will learn of the Black Donnelly Family Feud and the Town of Lucan and Area all in one Building. This Feud is said to be the first mass murder in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kim A
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I live quite a ways from Lucan. I read all the books when i was a teenager i am now a senior. I have always tried to get my husband to go to Lucan with me. My husband's family is from Zurich area so they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We came here specifically to learn more about the Donnelly's and we left here knowing alot. The kids also enjoyed it.... If you are interested in Donnelly history it is recommended you visit this museum. Replica barn as well

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

it is one thing to read about but another to actually visit and see artifacts of the day. be prepared to be amazed by this experience

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank _samlamb37
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We decided to go here, as we have always been intrigued about the "Black Donnelly story. The museum did not disappoint. It is nor very bid, but it was full of memorabila from that era and staff seemed very keen and informative

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I drive past this museum all the time and have never stopped in. So when my 12 year old nephew was down for holidays we decided to stop in for a visit! They have about a 20 minute video about the Donnelly history and then...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank PLD-London
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a little gem hidden on main street (Hwy 4) in Lucan, Ontario. The main building has a great collection of local artifacts and does a good job of weaving the tale of the "Black Donnellys" It's only a $5 admission and the staff...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Donnelly story has become one of Canada's most enduring historical accounts, not least because of the accretion of myth around it, and the various literary (and subliterary) treatments. It's a horrific true story that happened in a small Ontario town, of all places, not...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Dominick G
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great story....awesome recreation of the Donnelly cabin. A savage story of an Irish immigrant family that had what it took to "homestead" land but not the smarts to do it properly. The museum recreates the story of the "Black Donnelly's" and thier demise. Well done!!!...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank darcy275
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a small operation that is someone's labor of love. Well done on many levels. The $5 fee is cheap. Good local and regional history.

Date of experience: August 2016
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