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Kawartha Lakes Museum & Archives

The newly renamed Kawartha Lakes Museum & Archives is located in the former Lindsay Jail, constructed in 1863, and showcases historical artifacts from Lindsay and the surrounding area. Come and experience the history of Kawartha Lakes with their range of exhibits as well as aspects of the former jail, such as the cell blocks that still exist inside the museum.

Housed in the former Lindsay Gaol, the newly renamed Kawartha Lakes Museum & Archives tells the story of Lindsay and Kawartha Lakes. It houses a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibitions, and also retains intact portions of the old gaol for you to visit. Explore the museum from home through their new virtual tour.

Contact info

50 Victoria Avenue North
Lindsay, Ontario



Year built: 1863
Building type:Government buildingHistorical landmarkMuseum
Architect: William G. Storm
Architectural style:Romanesque revival

Dates/hours open

Sep 11, 10:00am - Sep 11, 04:00pm

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.