My Tattoo, My Story

My Tattoo, My Story

Tattoos are living images that tell important stories about people, their lives, community and the tattoo phenomenon. Come explore My Tattoo, My Story at the Welland Museum which features 30 beautiful images and stories about their tattoos. While you are here take a look into the tattooing worlds past and future, featuring local artists and the incredible work they do! Like what you see? Grab one of their business cards and book an appointment! Special Guest Artists from Elan Vitale Salon & Day Spa and Hail Mary Tattoo.My Tattoo, My Story


Schools of the Past

Schools of the Past

Growing as Welland itself grew, Welland High Vocational School opened its doors on West Main Street in January of 1879. It developed along with the students attending Welland High, as Bald Street Grammar School became too small to handle the growing population of students. Only 70 students attended the classes during the school’s first year of operation. Welland High closed in 1989, after more than 100 years of serving as a landmark for secondary education in the Niagara region. To find out more, come check out the “Schools of the Past” exhibit here at the Welland Museum!


Sunnyside Dairy Cart

Visit the Sunnyside Dairy Cart and help us get the full picture!

Share your memories by contacting us at 905-732-2215 or info@wellandmuseum.ca.

The cart is temporarily at the Seawall Mall and will be permanently displayed at the museum soon!


Canal and Industry Galleries

Come explore Welland's industrial age with the Canal and Industry Galleries. These galleries showcase and examine the importance of the building of the canals on the evolution of Welland as a city, as well as the development of the city's industrial roots. The exhibit includes many photographs and artefacts from the major factories, companies and businesses that grew Welland.


Simply Capitol

Simply Capitol

Temporarily closed

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!