- Digital Doors Open
- Full wheelchair access
- Guided tours available
- Self-guided tours available
The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is the steward for the Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building in downtown Orillia. The museum brings people together, providing a safe space for collaboration to inspire creativity and celebrate history. The museum is responsible for the ongoing development and preservation of the cultural vitality in Orillia and surrounding areas.
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 its 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. But for Digital Doors Open, feel free to check out the site any time through the video below.
Contact info30 Peter Street South
ArchitectureYear built: 1892-94
Architect: Thomas Fuller
Architectural style:Romanesque revival
Dates/hours openAug 26, 11:00am - Aug 26, 04:00pm
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.