Oakville Museum

Oakville, ON


The historic buildings of Erchless Estate were once home to Oakville’s founding family but are now the setting for Oakville's community museum. Colonel William Chisholm, an enterprising merchant and shipbuilder, founded the town and built Erchless overlooking his new harbour and Lake Ontario.

Today, visitors can still enjoy that magnificent view and explore the beautiful buildings, grounds and gardens of Erchless. The Oakville Museum offers guided tours of the Chisholm family home, changing exhibitions, special events and programs that tell the fascinating stories of our town.

You can also visit our satellite exhibition gallery at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.

Language(s): English
Price range of programming: Free, $ - $0-$20/hr
Venue accessibility: Ramp/Level Entrance, Accessible parking, Accessible washrooms

Data Dashboard

Below is a collection of data which was either self-reported by the artist or organization, or researched through publicly available information sources.

Arts Disciplines

Community Engaged Arts

Communities Served

Adults, Children, Youth

School Programs

Resources, In-school workshops

Partner School Boards

Halton Catholic District School Board, Halton District School Board, Private schools

Community Programs

Group classes, Camps, Workshops, Outreach programs