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Thunder Bay Museum

Thunder Bay Museum is the renovated fomer police station and court house for the former City of Fort William. – Thunder Bay Museum

Thunder Bay Museum located in the beautifully restored former courthouse and police station is the city of Thunder Bay's main museum with six galleries on three floors.

Located in Thunder Bay's south core (former City of Fort William), just down from City Hall, the Thunder Bay Museum has exhibits that cover the history of the city and region from earliest times to the near present.

This includes the story of the region's first inhabitants who arrived here over 10,000 years ago, through the fur trade period when Fort William was the headquarters of a mighty empire, to the era of great industrial and urban growth that characterized the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Walk down a recreated street scene dating from the 1890s to 1930s. View period films in our theatre. Second and third floor exhibits cover such topics as military history, local music history, furniture, and art.

Accessibility Notes

Fully wheelchair accessible.


Summer Hours (June 15 to Labour Day) - Daily from 11am to 5pm Winter Hours (Labour Day to June 14th) - Tuesday to Sunday 1pm to 5pm Closed on Mondays

Seasons Open

The Gallery is open All-Year with Summer and Winter Hours


Admission: $3 (adults) $1.50 Children (ages 6-17) Children under 6 are FREE

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