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Monday to Friday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


$2 / Person
$5 / Family


14 East Street
Aylmer, Ontario
N5H 1W2
Pop-ups exhibited at
75 Talbot St. E.

Explore Our Collection

Discover the history of Aylmer and Malahide by browsing our diverse collection of artifacts and archival materials.
We work diligently to catalogue our collection with daily additions to our database.
Search the over 10 000 entries in our online database through the Elgin County Museum portal.

Springfield Marching Band helmet
Springfield band helmet, owned by Jesse Shively c. 1892. Click for more information!

If The Shoe Fits

The History of Shoes and Shoemaking

March 13 - November 25, 2023

Join us to learn more about shoes, shoemaking, and the shoemakers of Aylmer and Malahide. This exhibit features the history of over 90 local shoemakers, shoe stores, and stores with shoe departments.
Visit us to learn more!

Upcoming Events & Exhibits

April 22 - April 30, 2023


An exhibition comprising four decades of local history as seen through the lens of David Ritchie.

February 18 - March 17, 2023

On Track: The Railways of Aylmer and Malahide

Celebrating 150 years of local locomotive history.

December 2 - March 13, 2023

Seasonal Closing of Museum

The museum at 14 East St. will be closed between December 2ⁿᵈ, 2022, and March 13ᵗʰ, 2023.

November 26 - December 10, 2022

Christmas Through the Ages

Celebrating Christmas traditions and popular decorating styles through the years

November 22, 2022

Original Exhibition of Artworks

An exhibition of local artworks organized by the Aylmer BIA and Wendell Graves

October 22, 2022

The Mennonite History Project: AEMMC

We will be visiting the AEMMC to learn more about local Mennonite history

October 1, 2022

Elgin’s Oktoberfest Car Show

Enjoy some vintage cars, beer, and live entertainment!

September 15, 2022

Open House

Visit our new building at 75 Talbot St. E.

August 12 - August 14, 2022

The Aylmer Fair

Come see our display at the Aylmer Fair!


Celebrating 150 Years of Railway History

Thank you for joining us at our event this afternoon!

We’re Hiring!

Two Collections Assistants will be joining our team for the summer.

The Swans Have Landed!

The Tundra Swan Line is live.

Sponsors & Supporters

Thank you so much to our generous sponsors and supporters.