York Region Ontario Museums information, listings and links
Canadian Museum Of Hindu Civilization
8640 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, L4C 6Z4
(just north of Highway 7)
This 17,000 sq. ft. building opened in early 2004 as a part of a larger complex that is also home to the 1984 Vishnu Mandir temple. The three storey museum has a central atrium, with reception and cloakroom on the first floor, and gift shop n the second floor. Exhibits include religious artifacts, to increase understanding of this religion, and discuss the contribution of Hinduism to the World.
King Township Museum
2920 King Road, King City, L7B 1L6
The King Township Museum is located in the 1861 Kinghorn Schoolhouse, along with 2 other heritage buildings, the 1851 King Christian Church (moved here in 1984) and the King Railway Station, the oldest surviving station in Ontario. The museum was dedicated to local residents determined to preserve and celebrate the Township's heritage. Open year-round, Tues-Fri 10 am-4 pm
Martin House Store and Museum
46 Centre Street, Thornhill, L4J 1E9
This 1845 Neo-Classical frame house was built by carpenter John Martin who originally came from Devon. Over a period of 50 years, he designed and erected a number of houses in the area. The land here was granted to David Soules in 1805 by Lieutenant Governor Simcoe. This store and museum has a great collection of handmade vintage dolls from the 19th and 20th centuries, including many antiques. Themes covered include ethnic, character and storybook dolls.
Richmond Hill Heritage Centre
905-780-3802 Fax: 905-787-1847
19 Church St. North, Richmond Hill, L4C 3E6
The Richmond Hill Heritage Centre is an 1840's Regency Style Cottage surrounded by the beautiful gardens of Amos Wright Park. Meander through the galleries highlighting the rich history of the community, participate in a hands-on workshop, enjoy afternoon tea and take home a package of one of our private blends as a souvenir of your visit. Birthday parties, Group Tour, Activity Packages and Rentals available.
Sharon Temple National Historic Site
905-478-2389 Fax: 905-473-2402
18974 Leslie St., Sharon, L0G 1V0
This National Historic Site commemorates the contributions of the Children of Peace to Canadian Society. Guided tours of the eight historic buildings and exhibits feature artifacts from the Children of Peace. The temple's reknowned acoustics by many concerts over the season. Special events include Illumination, where every window and lantern of the Temple glows with candlelight.
Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum
905-264-9390 Fax: 905-264-9445
7601 Martin Grove Rd, Vaughan, L4L 9E4
Opened in 2001 at The Soccer Centre, in Vaughan to celebrate the centennial of The Ontario Soccer Association. Visit the Museum on special soccer functions, or by appointment. There is the "Wall" of Fame which was built to honour our Inductees. School and group tours welcome by appointment.
The Richmond Hill Heritage Centre
19 Church Street North, Richmond Hill, L4C 3E6 (in Amos Wright Park)
This 1840s cottage has been restored to reflect the look of the era, the heritage centre and presents the cultural heritage and history of the local community through gallery exhibits, programs and workshops. The Amos Wright Park features gardens and picnic areas.