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The original Carnegie Library was built in 1923.  Additions were added in 1961 and again in 1974.  It was one of the last Carnegie Libraries to be built in Canada.  The Welland Historical Museum moved into the building in the spring of 2006.  The building was recognized as being historically significant by the City of Welland, and on Saturday, October 14, 2006 was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

PARKING: Please note that the parking lot at the museum is for museum patrons only during regular operating hours.  In accordance with By-law No. 89-2000, all other vehicles will be tagged or towed at the owner’s expense.

We are closed for renovations until further notice. Please check back for our re-opening. Follow us on Facebook to see the progress and find out what we’re up to during renovations.

Effective October 1, 2013 the museum will not be accepting artifact donations, processing research requests or doing archive retrievals as we are undergoing renovations to our storage areas. Please check back in 2014 for scheduling of services and watch our website for photos of the renovations as they occur.

Admission Pricing

  • $3.00 – Adults
  • $2.00 – Senior
  • $2.00 – Student
  • Children 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult
  • $10.00 - Family (up to 4 adults)
  • Museum Members – free admission with Membership card

For any questions regarding the Museum and it’s operations please call 905-732-2215

Heritage House Tour Door Prize Winners:

Congratulations to TICKET NUMBER 008! You have won a 1 night stay for 2 at the At Home Bed and Breakfast at the Rose Manor. 

Congratulations to TICKET NUMBER 023! You have won an in-home consultation from Ellie Hodder of At Home Interiors, star of W Network's Decorating Challenge. 

Please call the museum at 905-732-2215 to arrange a time for pick up. You will need to bring your ticket with you to claim your prize.

Winners have until Friday (November 14) at 4pm to claim their prize. If this prize is not claimed by then, we will redraw Monday morning. Everyone is asked to please hang on to your tickets until then.

Thank you to everyone for your support!



The Welland Historical Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial support of The Government of Canada, The Government of Ontario, The City of Welland, Niagara Community Foundation and Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Welland Museum
140 King Street
Welland, Ontario
L3B 3J3

We are closed for renovations until further notice.
Please check back for our re-opening.



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