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Meaford Museum, Meaford

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The Meaford Museum was originally built in 1895 as the Town’s Pumping House. Later it was turned into the Public Utilities Offices and finally, in 1961 after a sizable donation of historical memorabilia was received by the town, the building was turned into the Meaford Museum. Since that time several renovations, additions and improvements have been made creating the new Meaford Museum as an interactive and exciting hub of local history. You will frequently find school or senior groups, individuals and families learning about the history of the former Town of Meaford and Townships of Sydenham and St. Vincent. The Meaford Museum is an important stop on the Apple Pie Trail, featuring information about the local apple growing history. Also for 2014, there is an exhibit about local inventor and hero Andrew Gawley, the Man with Iron Hands. Learn more about Meaford’s internationally renowned story of Beautiful Joe and the area which inspired John Muir to create the Sierra Club. Meaford has a robust and unique history that transcends its borders and delights all those who visit to learn about it. For more information and hours of operation visit
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  • Enjoyed a wonder around this little museum! Staff was very nice. Entrance fee by donation only:) be generous.  more »
  • The Fred Raper park next to the museum is a nice spot for picnics and to take some time to relax and dip your feet in the Georgian bay.  more »
  • Good local history museum. Lotsa souvenirs, local food and crafts.
  • A wonderful museum at the Meaford Harbour. Many treasures in the Gift shop made by local artists including original art work depicting local scenery.

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