The Thunder Bay Museum is Your Place in History

What’s Happening

Killing the Indian in the Child – Generations Lost: The Residential School System in Canada. June 3 – Oct 2022. View Details.

Collecting History: Accessioning at the Thunder Bay Museum. Until Oct 18, 2022. View Details.

Share Your COVID-19 Stories
How has the pandemic affected your personal life, business, club, or organization.

Wendell Beckwith Exhibit
Learn about the life and work of scientist, engineer, and inventor Wendell Beckwith
View Exhibit Details

Reel Memories of the Lakehead
Learn about the digitization project


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.

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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