Museums and Historic Outings


We're home to the Wellington County Museum and Archives, Lynes Blacksmith Shop, and the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum. These nostalgic attractions are fun for any age - come step into the past in Wellington County.

Wellington County Museum and Archives

The Wellington County Museum and Archives is a National Historic Site located in the building that stands as the oldest remaining House of Industry and Refuge in Canada. Find more information here.




Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum

The only railway museum in Wellington County! Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum has on display numerous railway and Victorian artefacts. Click here to start planning your visit.




Lynes Blacksmith Shop

A rural heritage experience! The Lynes Shop was a hardworking forge and carriage works from 1883 until 1955 when the doors were shut for good. The building was left undisturbed for the next 60 years. Book your visit today.



More Historic Outings


Aberfoyle Antique Market

More information on antique shops can be found here: Wellington County Business Directory 

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