Admission, Location and Hours 


Vernon is about 25 km south of Ottawa on Bank Street (Hwy 31) and 35 km north of Highway 401.

From Hwy 401: Exit at Morrisburg (exit #750) and go north on Hwy 31 past the towns of Williamsburg, and Winchester.

From Ottawa East: Take Hwy 417 to Bank Street and follow it south to Vernon.

From Ottawa West: Take Hwy 417 to Hwy 416, then take Bankfield/Brophy exit #57 toward Brophy Drive and Manotick. Turn left onto Brophy Drive, then right onto Rideau Valley Drive.  Turn left onto Bridge St./Mitch Owens Drive, and follow to Bank Street.  Turn right onto Bank street and follow to Vernon.

The Museum is on the southwest corner of the intersection of Bank Street (Hwy 31) and Lawrence Street. Free parking is available in the lot beside the children's playground.


Note: The Museum plans to reopen to the public on March 2, 2021.

Covid wise policies are in place. Maximum of 6 visitors at one time. Please book your visit in advance at: 

Winter hours of operation: Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10 - 5

Spring, Summer & Fall all hours of operation: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 - 5


Please note our research room is currently closed. Research requests can be made via phone (613-821-4062) or email (


Admission: By donation

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