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Orillia Museum of Art & History (Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building) Doors Open Simcoe County

Orillia Museum of Art & History (Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building)

The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH), housed in the landmark Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building in downtown Orillia, acts as the steward of the community's heritage and culture by being actively engaged in the community and being responsive to its needs. Originally a customs house and post office, the building is now a museum with 12,000 artifacts in their collection, ranging from artwork and textiles to metal and woodwork. The OMAH designs and creates exhibitions, programs and events to inspire the community to explore, engage and experience art, local history and culture. You'll even find the perfect photo opportunity – they have a jail cell in the basement! Currently, the site is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, from Noon to 3 p.m. But for Digital Doors Open, feel free to check out the site through the video below.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Video
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms

Contact info

30 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-326-2159
Email: visitors@orilliamuseum.org
www.orilliamuseum.org

Architecture

Year built: 1892-94
Architect: Thomas Fuller
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Attraction, Museum

Dates/hours open

Friday May 1 – Wednesday March 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Simcoe County

Orillia Museum of Art & History (Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building) 30 Peter Street South