Visit us to learn all about the history of the town of
Carleton Place and the township of Beckwith!
We're located in a beautiful stone building constructed in 1872 as the Town Hall and "lock up".
Converted into Victoria School in 1879 it saw hundreds of children pass through the doors until closing in 1969.
Our main floor exhibit gallery features permanent exhibits telling the story of the area and chronicling the town's history. The Foss Room hosts temporary exhibits, workshops and events!
Admission is free.
We're located at 267 Edmund Street in Carleton Place.
Parking is available to the rear of the building.
The Museum will be closed
December 24, 2021 through February 9, 2022
Let us be reminded that the community in which we live, work, and play is situated on traditional, unceded
Algonquin First Nation territory.
We acknowledge and thank the Anishinaabe people and express our respect and support for their rich history and culture.
"Excellent museum of local history. Truly surprising for a community of this size, but then, this is a community with a rich and varied history. Do visit. Very informative."
"A small town museum with a big heart. Offers a lovingly curated history of a very historic district that was once the thriving centre of commerce for the region."