The Thunder Bay Museum is Your Place in History

What’s Happening

Indigenous Ingenuity
Exhibit on display until March 17

Buy Archival Photos
Browse and purchase photos from the comfort of your own home!

Fur Trade Fort William: A Chronology Through Art, 1805-1882
Exhibit on display until March 2024

North of Superior: The Photography of John Forde
On display until March 2024

Reel Memories of the Lakehead
Learn about the digitization project

Places and Faces: Gathering Older Adults’ Stories of Connecting, Belonging, Placemaking in Thunder Bay


Children holding up paper dragons made during Summer Camp.

Kid’s Programs

The Thunder Bay Museum offers programs for children during March Break and summer holidays.

Educational Kit with a gas mask, resource guide, pins and other items associated with the kit.

Educational Programs

Our programs introduce students to the fascinating heritage of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario

Pagoda Building Covered in Polka Dots

In The Community

As a vital member of our local community, we offer a number of programs to help spread our history to a wider audience.

Join & Give

Share Your Covid Stories

We’re collecting photos, objects, media…

Your Place in History

Located in a historic building, which once served as a Police Station and Court House, the Thunder Bay Museum offers visitors six galleries of local, regional and national heritage.

Court House, Fort WIlliam, Ont