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Monday to Friday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Leaving Canada
(75 Talbot St.E.)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 1-4


$2 / Person
$5 / Family


14 East Street
Aylmer, Ontario
N5H 1W2
Leaving Canada 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!

The Roaring Twenties:

Flappers, Fashion, and Freedom
Exhibited at 14 East St.

March 11 - November 29, 2024

This exhibit explores how the social and societal landscape of the 1920s was reflected in women's fashion. As the suffrage movement progressed and public perception of strict gender roles changed, the liberated woman celebrated her independence with short hemlines and sequins. Please join us to learn more!

Upcoming Events & Exhibits

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March 1 - April 30, 2024

Leaving Canada: The Mennonite Migration to Mexico

Hosted by Mennonite Community Services, Norfolk Community Help Centre, and Mennonite Central Committee

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November 30 - December 2, 2023

Extended Hours!

At the Going Down of the Sun: Aylmer and Malahide in WWII

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November 11, 2023

Remembrance Day

Please join the Aylmer Legion at the Cenotaph for their annual ceremony and consider viewing our WWII exhibit afterwards

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October 24 - November 11, 2023

At the Going Down of the Sun

Aylmer and Malahide in WWII

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October 21, 2023

Frankie and the Fairlanes: Lucky 13

A rock and roll extravaganza worthy of Las Vegas!

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September 9, 2023

Old and Classic Car Show

Enjoy some vintage cars while supporting a great cause!

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August 19, 2023

Mayhem at the Museum

Join us for our first murder mystery dinner theatre event!

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August 11 - August 13, 2023

The Aylmer Fair

Come see our display at the Aylmer Fair!

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November 25 - March 10, 2024

Seasonal Closing of Museum

The museum at 14 East St. will be closed between November 25ᵗʰ, 2023, and March 10ᵗʰ, 2024.


Unusually Low Swan Statistics This Year

We didn't see quite so many feathered friends as we were expecting in 2024.

We’re Hiring!

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

Sponsor Spotlight

Sincere thanks to Jackpot Time for the funds to purchase new mannequins!

Sponsors & Supporters

Thank you so much to our generous sponsors and supporters.