Wellington Heritage Museum

Wellington Heritage Museum is located in the heart of the village of Wellington. It was built in 1885 as a Quaker Meeting House and now features exhibits on local history.

Highlights include a tribute to the Quakers or “Society of Friends” who played a notable role in the County’s early development. In addition, the Douglas A. Crawford Collection conveys the importance of the canning industry in Prince Edward County. There were over 75 different canning factories operating here between 1882 and 1996.

Wellington Heritage Museum is a bicycle friendly site.

Le musée du patrimoine de Wellington se situe dans le centre du village de Wellington. Bâti en 1885, il fut un centre de rencontre quakerien avant d’être un musée présentant des expositions sur l’histoire locale.

L’un des points les plus marquants concerne l’hommage rendu aux Quakers ou à la « Société des amis », qui ont joué un rôle important dans le développement initial du comté. De plus, la collection Douglas A. Crawford souligne l’importance de l’industrie de la conserve dans le comté de Prince Edward. Entre 1882 et 1996, plus de 75 usines de conserve ont été exploitées.

Le musée du patrimoine de Wellington est un site accessible à vélo.

Aucun service bilingue n’est offert sur ce site. Cependant, une visite sans guide est proposée en français.

 

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Wellington Heritage Museum welcomes:

If booked in advance, the museum can also provide walking tours of the village of Wellington for groups.

 

On Exhibit

 

County Portraits

 

They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. Find out if that's true by staring into the faces of County folk from years past, represented in paint and photography. These vintage portraits will hang alongside contemporary images of the people we know and love here in PEC. Have people really changed that much in 150+ years? You be the judge.

 

Friends of the Museum's Heritage Garden Project

The Friends have worked tirelessly to transform the empty lawn behind the museum into a beautiful garden featuring heritage plantings, fully accessible walkways, bench seating, and a stage area. It also features a significant piece of public art, which is the focal point of the garden, positioned prominently at its north end.

Phase one, which included the walkways, stage area, and bench pads was completed late in 2017, and phase two, which saw the sculpture installed and thousands of bulbs planted, was completed through the summer of 2018. The Friends hope that the garden will generate further interest in the museum, and will become a cultural hub for the village. The garden will be home to musical and theatrical performances; it will be a venue for art exhibitions, classes, talks, and history-based programs; and it can also host festivals, wine tastings and food-related activities. Alongside all these opportunities for activity, the garden will also provide a place for quiet contemplation, where visitors can find a few moments of peace and enjoy the beauty of their surroundings. All of this will be available to all people, at all times, whether or not the museum is open.

Feel free to contact the Friends at friendsofwhm@gmail.com, or Jessica Chase at jchase@pecounty.on.ca for more information.

 

Upcoming Events

Special admission rates may apply.

 

 

This summer, Wellington Heritage Museum will host a "Night at the Museum" series. 

Admission varies by event. Keep an eye on the Museums' Facebook page or contact Jessica Chase at jchase@pecounty.on.ca for details.

 

 

June 29, 7pm - Foraged Finds w. Tamara Segal

July 26, 7pm - Creating County Portraits w. Local Artists

August, Date and Time TBD - Wellington Water Week Concert

September 27, 7pm - Under the Starry Sky w. Ramesh Pooran

 

Location

290 Main Street, Wellington

 

Contact Us

Phone: (613) 476-2148 x2526

Off season: (613) 476-2148 x2521

Email: wellmuseum@pecounty.on.ca

Mailing address: C/O 332 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K2T0

Wellington Heritage Museum
Carousel Horse
Enjoying the Exhibit
Tours
Memoirs of the Latter Years of the Right Honourable Charles James Fox
Salute to Canneries
Cannery Crates
Cannery