- Digital Doors Open
- Activities and games
- Collections and resources
Now in its 45th year, this award-winning museum has become the focus of the Oxford County Cheese Trail and the hub of cycling in Ingersoll. Beginning as a cheese museum, it has since become a community museum, home of the recreated Oxford County Museum School. Start your Doors Open adventure here and pick up your guidebook and shopping vouchers.
Voted the Top Small Museum in Ontario, this cluster of seven buildings focuses on the history of cheese production in the province, but it offers so much more – including the Oxford County Museum School, blacksmith shop, breathtaking wood sculptures by the late Wilson Johnson, and local history exhibits. Opened in 1977, this museum is a faithful recreation of a 19th-century cheese factory, paying tribute to the cheese-making history of Oxford County and the Town of Ingersoll in particular. While the museum is open with reduced hours, and with COVID-19 protocols in place, check their website before visiting. As part of Digital Doors Open, watch the video below (from Tourism Oxford) to learn more about the significance of this museum. Learn how to make cheese in this video from Tasty. Explore the Oxford County Cheese Trail. Or find some mouth-watering cheese recipes from the Food Network Canada.
Contact info290 Harris Street
ArchitectureYear built: 1977
Building type:AttractionFood and drinkMuseumSchoolhouse
Dates/hours openJun 18, 10:00am - Jun 18, 04:00pm
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.