"Live, Learn, Explore" Gallery

The museum's "Live, Learn , Explore" gallery is meant just for kids. Your children can meet our reptiles and critter friends courtesy of Reptile Kingdom, play with toys, play in our ball pit, and learn about bones and fossils!

 

 


Temporary Gallery

Currently in our temporary gallery:

In our temporary gallery, you will find  "Our Voices", a Canada150 exhibit.

“Our Voices” is a look at the heritage and culture of the First Nations, Métis, Iroquois, and Inuit peoples, featuring the art work of Norval Morrisseau!


"Our Voices", a Canada 150 Exhibit.

"Our Voices" is a look at the heritage and culture of the First Nations, Métis, Iroquois, and Inuit peoples, featuring the art work of Norval Morrisseau!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nos Voix est une célébration de la culture autochtones mettant en vedette l'oeuvre d'art de Norval Morrisseau.

 

 

 

 

 


Canada 150 Exhibit – Welland and Pelham: A Community’s Gifts of Heritage

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday with an exhibit full of items that have never been displayed before! These items celebrate the past 150 years and include: Welland Memorabilia, items from Organizations, Ethnic groups, toys, fashion, military, and our medical cabinet of curiosities. Thank you to the generous funding from the Government of Canada.

 


Simply Capitol

This exhibit is temporarily closed until May 13th. 

Simply Capitol

The Capitol Theatre was designed by Welland architect Norman Kearns and built for business man Samuel Lambert. Seating 1200 people, it was the largest theatre in the Niagara Peninsula. In its early days it was a vaudeville house as well as a movie theatre, showcasing silent movies and later a format to provide entertainment and news to the people of Welland during the war. Famous Players renovated the theatre in 1955 and the Capitol closed forever in 1969. The building was demolished in 1978.
This exhibit brings the Capitol back to life with an intimate reconstruction of the movie palace, complete with box office and movies!


School Days

School Days examines the history of schools, from elementary to high schools, in the Welland and Pelham Communities.