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Dorset Heritage Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Hidden Gem

All operated by volunteers this little museum holds a wealth of treasures from our past. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tamara D
Port Loring, Ontario
Fascinating History on Display!

I love this small cottage country town attraction that displays so much from the past, examples of... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Mike B
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2 days ago
“Hidden Gem”
13 Jun 2018
“Fascinating History on Display!”
Closed Now
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1040 Main Street, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario P0A 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

All operated by volunteers this little museum holds a wealth of treasures from our past. Very nicely displayed artifacts, well labeled and the volunteer staff were very helpful. I would visit again next time we are travelling through there.

Thank Tamara D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

History was the main purpose of this museum, showing pictures from the early 20th century when steamships were the main transport on these lakes.

Thank crobinson2014
Reviewed 13 June 2018

I love this small cottage country town attraction that displays so much from the past, examples of local wildlife, native artifacts, etc.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We luckily happened on this place as it was also parking for the trail to the look out tower. We were amazed with how much history the area had especially with logging. The photos, artifacts,..everything was really really good. Very pleasantly surprised and glad to...More

1  Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed 14 November 2015

nice place to visit in a picturesque town, surrounded by forest and a small river. Friendly people and close to a tourist store well equiped with food, clothes and souvenirs.

1  Thank EfratBedandBreakfast
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Much larger than expected. Interesting items and history. Staff really know Dorset and surround. Donation can be given, there is no set entry fee.

1  Thank 1simon1
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This museum is a wealth of information about the local history and extremely well presented. Congratulations to the town who values it's history so strongly.

1  Thank CDLinds
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This is an outstanding little museum. It relies on donations to help maintain it. Volunteers have done a fabulous job of obtaining artifacts and historical items from in and around Dorset. The place is super clean and very tidy. The volunteers are very friendly and...More

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great history of the area and times gone by. The lady who was working there was very helpful, answered many questions. And the price is right, free with an option of a donation.

1  Thank OliviaHeidi
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. We appreciated the time taken by the volunteers there who spent the time to give us the great history and stories of Muskoka and logging in Algonquin Park and surrounding towns.

1  Thank RobF286
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