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.
Thursday - Saturday 10 - 4
or by appointment
(613-253-7013 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
We Are Hiring!
Join our team for the summer!
The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum is looking for post-secondary students to fill the positions of Artifact Management Assistant, and Heritage Program Developer.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 10, 2023.
The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status.
These positions are contingent on successful funding.
"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."
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.