Education

School Programs

A Day at the Museum

Gr: K-8
Spend the day exploring behind the scenes. How do displays get made? Where do all the other objects go? How do we keep track of everything? Be a museum professional for a day and find out!
*May not be possible to bring children upstairs while we put items back*

Architectural Walk

Gr: 7/8
Exercise the mind and body with this insightful walk about town, featuring ten of the city’s oldest and most interesting buildings.

Bread, Salt & Friendship: The Immigrant Experience

Gr: 1-3,5,6,8
This program studies the connections between the city’s past and present by studying the immigrant experience to Welland and Pelham of the early 20th century.

Lives Remembered: Local Connections to the War of 1812

Gr: 3,6,7,11,12
Catch a glimpse of the lives of settlers in the Welland and greater Niagara area at the time of the War of 1812. Students will study the second-last battle of the war, participate in interactive activities and make a take home reference guide to the people and places of the war.

All Day, Two-Site Program

Gr: Various
One day, one bus, one price, two museums. Book this program to visit both the Welland Historical and Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museums. Complimentary and cross-curricular programs available.

Welland Canal: How it Built a City

Gr: 3,4,7,8
The city of Welland grew around the construction of the Welland Canal. Follow the stories of workers, businessmen, residents and how the city came to be in this program.

World War I & II

Gr: 1, 5, 8
Welland and Pelham residents contributed to the war effort in many ways. See uniforms, equipment, arms, medals and images of local heroes. Students will engage in discussions and hands-on activities

Classroom Visits:

Gr: 1-12
The Welland Museum is also available to speak directly with students in their classrooms. Our travelling education collection will accompany museum staff to help provide engaging talks and presentations to students of all ages.

More Information

School programs must be booked two weeks in advance. Bookings can be received by phone, email or fax using the downloadable booking form. Bookings are verified by confirmation letter to the teacher.

General reminders:
• When arriving by bus please park along the street in front of the museum
• Programs are 1.5 hours in length
• Cost is $3 per student, with teachers and parent chaperones free of charge
• No food or drink is allowed in the museum outside of the community room
• Photography without flash is permitted; images may be used in the classroom only; any other use of images of the museum require permission from the museum

Please contact the Museum for further details and booking inquiries.

Group Tours

Make the museum one of your favourite places to visit! Group tours are available during our open hours. Perfect for community groups, badge groups or even a group of friends!

Experience all the museum has to offer with a guided tour of the galleries with a trained staff member. Or, explore the museum with your group at your own pace. Group tours must be booked a minimum of 1 week in advance. Bookings can be received by phone or email.

General reminders

• When arriving please park in our parking lot adjacent to the building and ensure vehicles are marked with a museum parking pass
• Tours are 1 hour in length
• Cost is $3 per adult
• No food or drink is allowed in the museum outside of the community room
• Light refreshments can be provided upon request
• Photography is prohibited in the galleries

Architectural Walks

Sorry! Check back for 2016 dates.

Private group tours must be booked one week in advance. Bookings can be received by phone or email.

General reminders

• When arriving please park in our parking lot adjacent to the building and ensure vehicles are marked with a museum parking pass
• Tours are 1 hour in length
• Cost is $5 per adult
• No food or drink is allowed in the museum outside of the community room
• Light refreshments can be provided upon request
• Photography is encouraged on the tour

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