Search

  • General information
  • Community information
  • BECOME A VOLUNTEER

October 01, 2016 - October 02, 2016

Doors Open London – in its 15th year – is one of the oldest Doors Open communities in Ontario. This weekend-long free event covers a broad spectrum of culture and heritage in the community.

No matter what you're interested in, there's something for everyone to discover – from cultural events and tours of hidden gems to an assortment of museums. Doors Open London is about exploring new possibilities.

With zones spread throughout the city, you'll find something in your own backyard or be adventurous and branch out into unfamiliar territory. From art to architecture, history to modern-day technology, music and performances to the spoken word, there's a world of culture and heritage waiting for you to explore this weekend!
London, Ontario is an urban centre with a population of approximately 365,000. It is unique in that it is a major urban centre that geographically sits in the midst of several rural communities that comprise southwestern Ontario. As such, London is a central place of urban activity for several smaller communities surrounding the city.

Doors Open London events target not only residents of London, but also visitors to London, coming from the rural areas surrounding the city and beyond. London is primarily an English-speaking community, with a growing population of diverse cultures – 22 per cent of London's population is made up of different ethnic groups. London also has a French-speaking community. Spanish and Arabic are the other two major languages spoken in London.

London Heritage Council doesn't directly recruit volunteers for this event weekend.

People interested in volunteering for this event are encouraged to directly contact participating sites and organizations for volunteering opportunities.

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

1st Hussars Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Year built: 1880-81
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m
The 1st Hussars Museum, one of the last remaining original buildings at the Forks of the Thames, illustrates the history of the regiment. During Doors Open, see a group of students dressed in various uniforms from Canada’s military past. Don’t miss visiting the regiment troopers and exploring a present-day regiment vehicle.
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

121 Studios

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
211 King Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-636-0783
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit London’s premier digital media production and co-working space to explore an exciting array of interactive digital media installations produced by London’s creative community. This is your chance to check out the newly renovated digital media production studios housed in the historical Novack's building on King Street, which includes the much-loved periscope – with a 360-degree view of downtown London!
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
2155 Crumlin Side Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-455-0430
Year built: 1939-40
Building type: Military
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located on the grounds of the London International Airport, this building was constructed as an airman's canteen. It is believed to be the last of its kind in southwestern Ontario. Come and view interactive displays and see how southwestern Ontario’s rich aviation history is being preserved. Experience a tour from retired servicemen, and enjoy lunch/refreshments for sale.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

A. Chisholm Building

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
142 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-4442
Year built: Early 1860s
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for a tour of this building’s award-winning heritage restoration and ongoing restoration of the mezzanine. Take a look at the Hassan Law collection of paintings and prints. See historical gems discovered during restoration that include a bag holding a bottle of whiskey, love letters and the city’s first public clock. Enjoy live music from 3 to 4 p.m.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available

Aeolian Hall

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
795 Dundas Street East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-672-7950
Year built: 1883-84
Architect: August Durand
Building type: Theatre
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Experience a tour of Aeolian Hall, which will include the main concert hall, greenroom and downstairs music studios. Visitors will learn about the history of the facility, from its birth as the town hall for the former London East Town Council to becoming Fire Station No.2, a school and public library, to its present-day uses for community and cultural activities.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly

Art Gallery of Lambeth

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
2454 Main Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-652-5556
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Qualified instructors at the Art Gallery of Lambeth will help you create a wonderful work of art that you can take home at the end of the session. The sessions will be running throughout the entire weekend. The gallery will provide all necessary materials. Just come and have fun … and experience a day of inspired creativity!
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly

Art with Panache

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
140 Fullarton Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 226-378-2587
Architect: Old Oak Properties
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 1 to 4 p.m.
Art with Panache presents the work of London and southwestern Ontario artists. Come and see – and discuss – artwork and jewelry created by local artists. A jewelry artist will be available to demonstrate how to make extraordinary pieces with polymer clay. Also, watch artists in action as they paint a complete canvas in only 40 minutes!
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly

ArtVenture Art Studio

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1438 Aldersbrook Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-471-4278
Building type: Commercial
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us at ArtVenture and enjoy the many facets of visual art! For visitors interested in drawing and painting, there will be several still-life arrangements set up in three large working areas throughout the studio – each providing a chance to work with different media. Additionally, the gallery will be curated to showcase London's local artistic talent.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Attic Books

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
240 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-7277
Year built: c. 1875
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; guided tours available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days
Attic Books is one of Canada’s largest antiquarian bookshops with an entire floor devoted to rare and out-of-print books. Experience history as guides take you through this beautiful local landmark, explaining the history of its growth. Come and see a bookbinding demonstration, and view a history exhibit. There will also be a colouring activity table for kids and adults.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
National Historic Site (Canada)
Self-guided tours available
Ontario's medical science and innovation

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
442 Adelaide Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-673-1752
Year built: 1900
Style: Queen Anne
Building type: Historic landmark, Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The defining moment in the discovery of insulin occurred here. Visitors are introduced to Frederick Banting through a self-guided tour, enhanced with commentary from experienced guides. Highlights include his art and the bedroom where he had the idea that led to his discovery of insulin. Learn about the life and career of one of the most celebrated international heroes!
Parking
Washrooms
Guided tours available

Beth Emanuel Church

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
430 Grey Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-433-9550
Year built: c. 1856
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and see the progress of the restoration of the Fugitive Slave Chapel, built in 1848 as a place of refuge for fugitive and free salves who settled in London before the American Civil War. The restoration will include a learning centre that will provide information about the history of slavery, the Underground Railroad and London’s original Black community.
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Bishop Cronyn Memorial Place

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
442 William Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-672-0222
Year built: 1873
Architect: Henry Langley, Toronto - General Contractors; John Wright and James Durand
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Take a tour of the new home of the El Sistema Aeolian program at the former Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church. Guided tours will include the main church and chapel, and the adjacent complex of classrooms. Volunteers will share the history of the facility from being one of London’s earliest churches to its current use for the El Sistema Aeolian program.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Brick Street Cemetery

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
370 Commissioners Road West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-657-1964
Year built: c. 1813
Architect: Unknown
Landscape type: Natural heritage
Building type: Cemetery
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and explore the Brick Street Cemetery – a historical landmark that dates to 1813. Visitors can enjoy a pleasant stroll at their leisure or take advantage of the Friends of Brick Street Cemetery who will be on hand to answer questions. A scavenger hunt for children will encourage young historians to discover the early history of London and area.
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available
Ontario's medical science and innovation

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
267 Dundas Street
London , Ontario
Telephone: 519-488-2003
Year built: 1928
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stand amid the laureate portrait gallery and watch on video or read about over 100 remarkable Canadians and their contributions to medicine and health care. Explore fascinating exhibits featuring ground-breaking medical discoveries. Activities for kids include puzzles to highlight the importance of teamwork and scavenger hunts. Self-guided tour books are available, as well as mini-guided tours.
Parking
Full wheelchair access

Custom Art Metal Work

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
20 Swinyard Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-438-2569
Style: Art moderne
Building type: Private residence
Saturday: 2 to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jaroslav-Jerry Vrabec, artist and site owner, is interested in the art of model making. He dramatically combines new technology with the old arts of smithing, welding, soldering, braising and sculpting various metals. During a behind-the-scenes visit, observe the process and tools he uses, and see prototypes and samples.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

East Lions Artisans Centre

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1731 Churchill Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-659-6440
Building type: Commercial
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of the East Lions Artisans Centre and participate in a variety of family friendly activities. Visit with the artisans and admire the creations of our partner organizations, such as Artisans London Decorative Painters, London Miniaturists, London Modern Quilters, Scrapbooking with Diane and London District Weavers and Spinners.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

Eldon House

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
481 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-5169
Year built: 1834
Style: Georgian
Building type: Historic landmark, Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit Eldon House and take a self-guided tour of the oldest remaining residence in London. Tour the gardens and see gallery painters on the south lawn, as well as an arts and crafts show on the west lawn. Fine arts and goods will be available for purchase.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1424 Clarke Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-457-1296
Year built: 1959
Architect: Wilfrid Jury
Landscape type: Landscape
Style: Victorian
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Experience the past as it comes alive in this heritage village through demonstrations of 19th-century trades, domestic chores and social pastimes by costumed interpreters. In addition, United Empire Loyalists and Bee Magic will have displays at the brewery, and British Home Child International will provide programming. Join us for fun and interactive activities for kids of all ages!
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

First-St. Andrew's United Church

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
350 Queens Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-679-8182
Year built: 1869
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a guided tour of the building and church that was built in 1869. Enjoy musical performances on the world-famous Casavant organ. Explore the hand-painted symbols on the ceiling and the church's beautiful stained-glass windows. During Doors Open, singers from the Amabile Boys’ and Men’s choirs will showcase their performing techniques as the young trebles entertain.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available

Grand Theatre, The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
471 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-672-9030
Year built: 1901
Architect: J.M. Wood
Building type: Theatre
Saturday: 10 a.m. to Noon; Sunday: 10 a.m. to Noon
The Grand Theatre, which opened in 1901, is an iconic historical property in downtown London. Come and tour the props and wardrobe shops, as well as other backstage areas. Try on costumes from past productions and have your picture taken. View displays of props and costumes that celebrate past productions and high school projects.
Parking
Guided tours available

Innovation Works

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
201 King Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-645-2845
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tours start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days
The London Heritage Council welcomes visitors to the new headquarters for Doors Open London where you can find information about the weekend. Visitors can also take a one-hour guided tour of historical Dundas Street, led by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (London Region branch). Tours will start at Innovation Works and will conclude at the Courthouse/Forks of the Thames.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Jet Aircraft Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
2465 Aviation Lane
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-457-1329
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Venture through the hangar at this museum and see retired military jets brought back to life. Talk to an ex-military pilot and learn about the jet age. Test your dogfighting skills on one of the flight simulators, or see a B-17 bomber. Explore a visiting exhibit from the Secrets of Radar Museum (Saturday only) to learn about Canadian radar history.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Self-guided tours available

London Children's Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
21 Wharncliffe Road South
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-5726
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come and visit the London Children's Museum and experience the magic of STEAM! Children can learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in a fun and interactive way. In addition, explore the ancient art of belly dancing and learn the basic steps through a workshop by the studio instructors of Rising Moon Bellydance.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available

London Clay Art Centre

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
Tour begins at 664 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-668-6743
Year built: opened 1896
Style: Victorian
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During Doors Open, take the London Artists’ Studio Two-Stop Mini Tour! At this location, you will meet Chris Snedden (whose pottery studio is in the London Clay Art Centre), Corinne Garlick, Kim Kaitell, Peter Karas, Doug Magrath, Susan Skaith, and Marijo Swick. Each artist offers a unique perspective and works with different media to create paintings, sculptures, pottery and jewelry.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available

London Fire Station No. 4

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
807 Colborne Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-4565
Year built: 1909
Architect: Arthur E. Nutter
Style: Italianate
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a guided tour with a retired fire officer and a tour of Engine No. 4 led by members of the in-service crew when they are not responding to alarms. Learn about fire safety, and bring the kids for free colouring books and stickers. Firefighters will even slide down the fire pole!
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
French services available
Self-guided tours available

London Life Insurance Company

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
255 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-435-4268
Building type: Commercial, Historic landmark
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
London Life is pleased to present Welcome to London – a rare and unfinished promotional film that was produced in 1935 and restored by Juan Andres Bello, which will loop continuously all day. View the Dufferin Lobby exhibit, take a self-guided tour of the 4th floor to view additional exhibits, and visit the recently restored 1926 auditorium with full proscenium stage.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

London Model Railroad Group Inc., The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
69 Holborn Avenue
London , Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-1491
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The London Model Railroad is the largest operating O-scale railroad club in Canada, showcasing scale model equipment that show railroads from the age of steam to the present in a layout that represents a fictitious railroad that runs through Canada. Also on display will be hand-built replica circus trains and a model of the old London Canadian Pacific Railway station.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available

London Muslim Mosque

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
151 Oxford Street West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-439-9541
Year built: Original building 1957; expansion 2010
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The London Muslim Mosque is Ontario's oldest mosque and the second oldest in Canada. Visit and tour the prayer halls, library or exhibition. Have your name written in Arabic calligraphy, an art form based on the Arabic script with flowing arabesque and geometric design, or adorn yourself with a henna design. Educational and engaging for all ages!!
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
National Historic Site (Canada)
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

London Normal School

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
165 Elmwood Avenue East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-667-2351
Year built: 1898-99
Style: Victorian
Building type: Historic landmark
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is excited to host self-guided tours of the historical London Normal School, located in the heart of Wortley Village. This three-storey, high Victorian brick building was constructed in 1899 and occupies an entire city block, bounded by four streets. Their state-of-the-art Child Care Centre will be open for visitors, with fun activities planned for children.
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available

London Police Service Headquarters

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
601 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-5670
Year built: 1974
Architect: Nichole Schoales Ream McBain
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The London Police Service is celebrating 160 years of policing in London, Ontario. Come and explore the headquarters where members of the London Police Service will provide a guided tour for those who attend. Come and read about the men who wore badge #13. If you are lucky, you will have a chance to meet Caesar, our K9 mascot.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available

London Research and Development Centre

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1391 Sandford Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-953-6689
Year built: 1895
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The centre brings its extensive experience in crop protection research to the agri-food industry in southern Ontario, and conducts research in the areas of genomics, biotechnology and integrated pest management. Take a guided tour through the centre. Enjoy fun, interactive science displays and hands-on activities for kids. Plant a bean and tour the experimental farm.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

London Roundhouse, The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
240 Waterloo Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-438-9064
Year built: 1887
Architect: Samuel Peters/Spier and Rohn
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The London Roundhouse, built in 1887 for the Michigan Central Railroad, is London’s only remaining steam locomotive shop. Take a self-guided tour and learn about 130 years of history in the South of Horton (SoHo) neighbourhood, as well as the renovation of the facility. Exhibits of photos from the 19th and 20th centuries will be displayed throughout this unique space.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms

Metal in Fusion

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
630 1/2 Lorne Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-520-3247
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take The London Artists' Studio Two-Stop Mini Tour! At this location, you will meet Richard Sturgeon – owner of the Metal in Fusion studio and abstract sculptor – Kevin Bice, Carol Finkbeiner Thomas, Susan Garrington, Jeanette N. Marshall, Mark Stanley and Beth Stewart. Each artist offers a unique perspective and works with different media to create paintings, sculptures, pottery and jewelry.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Museum London

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-0333
Year built: 1980
Architect: Raymond Moriyama
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Z'otz Collective serves up a Saturday afternoon of art-making here at Museum London. Learn about and collaborate to create totemic tales all your own. Traditional Mexican fresco techniques will also be demonstrated. On Sunday, hourly tours of the galleries will be available, and the café/shop will be open. Visit the Imagination Station from 1 to 4 p.m. both days.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1600 Attawandaron Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-473-1360
Year built: 1981
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Museum of Ontario Archaeology explores 12,000 years of Ontario's human history through exhibits and programming. Beside the museum is the Lawson site, a 500-year-old Neutral Iroquoian village overlooking Medway River and Snake Creek. Learn about the world of archaeology through activities and crafts presented by the London Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society and the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
National Historic Site (Canada)
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
701 Oxford Street East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-660-5102
Year built: 1886-88
Architect: Henry James
Style: Italianate
Building type: Military
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is housed in the Wolseley Barracks, which was built from 1886 to 1888. It tells the story of Canada’s first infantry regiment and contains a vast collection of artifacts – including weapons, uniforms and musical instruments. Visitors are welcomed in the recently renovated old archway entrance. Guests are also invited to enjoy the expanded permanent gallery.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Secrets of Radar Museum, The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
931 Western Counties Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-691-5922
Year built: 1900-45
Architect: Unknown
Building type: Museum
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Housed in a former veterans’ care residence, The Secrets of Radar Museum preserves the history of Canadian Second World War radar personnel. Sworn to secrecy for 50 years, the museum shares the stories that they were forbidden to tell. Go on air with amateur radio demonstrations, learn to write your name in Baudot code, or get creative scrapbooking war history!
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Ontario's medical science and innovation

St. John Ambulance

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
741 King Street
London, Ontario
Year built: 1981
Architect: Breivik Scorgie
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; barbecue from noon to 2 p.m.
St. John Ambulance, a national organization with branches nationwide, has a proud tradition of volunteer work. Discover the organization’s history through exhibits and demonstrations. Enjoy a lunchtime fundraiser barbecue from Noon to 2 p.m. Watch a Medical First Response demonstration at 2 p.m. and a search-and-rescue presentation at 3 p.m. London Celebrates Canada will host exhibits and children’s activities.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Self-guided tours available

The ARTS Project

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
203 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-642-2767
Year built: 1865
Style: Victorian
Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.; workshops both days from 1 to 4 p.m.
Unique to London, The ARTS Project brings together visual artists, theatre companies, performers and arts educators all under one roof. They foster, encourage and support London’s creative community by providing opportunities to work affordably, learn new skills and exhibit and perform their art. They welcome the public to experience this creativity through workshops, art demonstrations and resident-artist studio tours.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms

The Cube

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
304 Talbot Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 226-289-2445
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and tour The Cube – the newly renovated home of Arcane Digital. Maintaining many historical features of the building, Arcane Digital has created a new landmark in downtown London. In addition, enjoy a performance or two by the London Poetry Slam or share a poem of your own. The Black Walnut Café will be on site with refreshments for purchase.
National Historic Site (Canada)

The Green

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
165 Elmwood Avenue East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-930-2140
Landscape type: Garden
Building type: Historic landmark
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Gallery Painting Group from 1 to 4 p.m. both days
Come out to The Green in the heart of Wortley Village where the Old South Community Organization will host a community barbeque fundraiser with vendors selling handmade items. The Gallery Painting Group will be outside painting and answering questions, with a kids painting table set up. In addition, enjoy a music or dance performance by some London Arts Live artists.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available

UnLab

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
792 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-636-0783
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit the UnLab – where the community is encouraged to approach a number of areas unconventionally, including "maker culture” projects (using different kinds of technology), social and digital media and design. During Doors Open, experience a variety of projects and activities – from 3D printers (print your own object), electronics, microprocessors and soldering. Engrave and cut with a laser cutter.