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Orillia Museum of Art and History

30 Peter St S, Orillia, Ontario L3V 5A9, Canada
+1 705-326-2159
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a lovely little museum with interesting activities and displays, right in downtown Orillia

We recently attended an event at the museum, our first time visiting this little gem. The displays... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GE H
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Toronto, Canada
Hidden Gem

This is definitely one of Orillia's Hidden Gems! The history behind the museum itself, is more than... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
CanadianDreamer75
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Orillia, Canada
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The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is a hub of culture and heritage located down in the heart of Orillia's Peter Street Arts District. The clock tower of our Sir Samuel Steele Memorial Building is a beacon for our historical location. For ten years OMAH has been inspiring creativity and celebrating history, growing as a hub for local artists and historians.
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30 Peter St S, Orillia, Ontario L3V 5A9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently attended an event at the museum, our first time visiting this little gem. The displays are interesting and the event was well run and enjoyable. The museum membership benefits are also great (we joined - seniors are inexpensive for a year's membership) -...More

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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Orillia Museum of Art & History! Our members are the heart of what keeps our museum thriving and we appreciate your support. We have a busy spring and summer ahead of us with new exhibitions and events celebrating Orillia's art...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

This is definitely one of Orillia's Hidden Gems! The history behind the museum itself, is more than enough reason to visit. The exhibits change every few months, but there's always an exhibit which nods to Orillia's rich history.

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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Orillia Museum of Art & History! There is so much amazing history in our town and we love calling the Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building our home. Visit us whenever you are in the area!

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

The museum was open late at night for the celebration by local artists. I went in mainly to see the display of my daughter's ceramics, small vases and necklaces. There are always interesting displays and books about Orillia's history.More

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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Orillia Museum of Art & History! Starry Night Orillia is one of our favourite events each summer and a great time to meet new people. We're glad you were able to discover something new and learn about Orillia's history. We...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

The main floor has a changing series of exhibits; the one we saw was a very interesting partnership with the local university. The real treat is upstairs - the main room is a celebration of local famous artists - such as Gordon Lightfoot and Stephen...More

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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Orillia Museum of Art & History! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our museum!

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

always interesting displays focused either on Orillia & area or works by Orillia area artists nice building as well

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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Orillia Museum of Art & History! We are so fortunate to be surrounded by Orillia's history and talented artists.

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Reviewed May 2, 2017

Orillia Museum of Art and History is a must stop venue on your tour of Orillia. Whether you live here or not, there is lots to learn and see at the Museum.

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OrilliaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Orillia Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Thank you for visiting! We are constantly striving to provide exhibits and programs that are fresh and exciting for all!

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Reviewed February 20, 2017

The collection of many forms of art over several show cases demonstrated a wide Varity of modern art and area history. The "renewal" exhibit was a wonderful collection of women's art that certainly reflected their expressions, some creative and WOW pieces. The "Water" exhibit certainly...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

This Museum continually tweaks my interests with their displays and choice of subjects. I haven't seen an exhibit I haven't enjoyed yet!

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

Local and more Art on display in a bright, clean welcoming setting.Building has been lovingly restored and offers a perfect setting for viewing Art, social gatherings,corporate functions etc.

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Reviewed November 2, 2016

From the moment you walk in the door, the impression is very positive. Did not expect to find anything like this in Orillia. The displays are in a number of rooms, over two floors, each with it's own theme. The arrangement is very professional. A...More

1  Thank Stan W
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