Arts, Culture & History

Local Museums 

These nostalgic attractions are fun for any age - come step into the past in Wellington County.

Wellington County Museum & Archives

A National Historic Site, located in the oldest remaining rural House of Industry and Refuge (or 'Poor House') in Canada.

Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum

The only railway museum in Wellington County! Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum has on display numerous railway and Victorian artifacts.

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.

Mount Forest Museum & Archives

Helping to preserve the History of people and place in the Mount Forest Area.

Eclectic items sit in front of a charming wood storefront at the Aberfoyle Antique Market.

Antique Markets

Wellington County is home to many antique shops and markets, including Canada’s largest outdoor antique market - The Aberfoyle Antique Market. Open Spring until Fall, this Sunday-only market plays host to 60+ quality dealers. Find treasures, great prices, a sweet low-key atmosphere, and good eats. Find more local shops at our business directory.