St Catharines (City of)

Site: St Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-984-8880
Toll Free Phone 1-800-305-5134
Fax 905-984-6910
Primary Contact Kathleen Powell, Supervisor, Historical Services/Curator; Phone: 905-984-8880 ext 5250; Email:
Primary Executive Karen Cockerham, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 905-984-8880 ext 5238; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
1932 Welland Canals Pkwy
St Catharines, ON L2R 7K6
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Intersection Welland Canals Pkwy, between Queenston St and Glendale Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 3012 
St Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) A public historical museum whose purpose is to acquire, preserve, research, exhibit and interpret artifacts and archival records, along with their associated information, relative to the history of St Catharines and the Welland Canals for the education and enjoyment of the public 
The museum has both permanent and temporary exhibits. Galleries feature the Welland Canals, Community Heritage, and travelling exhibits. Special theme areas have been developed about the Military, Transportation, Industry, Sports, and the African-Canadian heritage of St Catharines. An Archives incorporates collections of Library holdings, photographs, maps, plans, and municipal, corporate and personal papers dating back to the late-19th century. 
The Museum is also home to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum, a separate gallery showcasing the history of lacrosse. 
Available (during regular operating hours) as a warming centre when temperatures are exceptionally cold.
Hours Museum and Centre Mon-Sun 9 am-5 pm * Library/Archives Mon, Wed, Fri 12:30 pm-4:30 pm or by appointment * Administration Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application required
Languages English ; French language video available
Fees Admission - By donation. Call for rates for group tours or programming
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Fees
Service Categories Extreme Cold Warming Centres ; Lacrosse ; Museums
Resources Newsletter - Tales of the Twelve

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