Architectural Walks

Take a walk in Welland’s downtown area and learn of the city’s oldest and most interesting buildings and landmarks. Please check our event calendar to see when upcoming walks will take place. Architectural walks have limited spaces, please call to register.

Program Length: All walks are up to 1.5 hours.
Cost: Costs vary.
Please see our events calendar for upcoming walks and pricing.


  • If you are parking in the museum parking lot, please obtain a free parking pass at reception.
  • Street parking is also available.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the museum outside of the community room.
  • Photography is permitted during the walk.
  • Be prepared to walk!

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.

Tour Length: 1 hour
Cost: $3 per adult
Teachers and parent chaperones free of charge


• When arriving please park in our parking lot adjacent to the building and ensure vehicles are marked with a museum parking pass
• 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

School Programs

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.

Program Length: All school programs are 1.5 hours
Cost: $3 per student
Teachers and parent chaperones free of charge

Travelling Education Kits

The Welland Museum now has excellent educational kits on Indigenous studies for grades 3 and 5, in both French and English.

These kits were created by a teacher, for teachers. They are curriculum based.

There are a variety of activities to choose from: language, social studies, visual arts, etc. The kits include hands-on activities and inquiry based learning. They have been vetted by Indigenous educators and promote Indigenous studies in a respectful manner.

We encourage you to contact the museum to book a kit for your class.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


• When arriving by bus please park along the street in front of the museum
• 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

Grade: 7-8

Architectural Walk
  • Exercise the mind and body with this insightful walk about town, featuring ten of the city’s oldest and most interesting buildings.

Grade: 1-8

World War I & II
  • 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

Grade: K-8

A Day at the Museum
  • 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!

Grade: 3 - 8

Welland Canal: How it Built a City
  • 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.
  • (available September 2017)

Grade: 1-12

Classroom Visits
  • 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.