Welcome to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. Visit us to discover the history of the communities of Carleton Place and Beckwith Township.The museum houses a large collection of local artifacts, photographs and archival material. In addition to permanent exhibits, there is an annual themed exhibit, opening in Mid May. See our hours of operation here.
Erected in 1872, this heritage designated building served the community of Carleton Place as the Town Hall and lock-up until 1879. It was then converted to Victoria Public School and used until 1969.
The museum has many services available to the public. Group tours are welcome by appointment. School visits can be tailored to the ages and interests of students. We provide outreach programming on various topics to local organizations and at community events.
We are wheelchair accessible.
Also on site is the Victoria School Gardens, a project of the Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society. Take time to enjoy this lovely oasis. Learn more here.
Located behind the museum building is the Community Labyrinth. All are welcome to "Walk the Path". Learn more here.
Be sure to check out our "ARTIFACT OF THE MONTH" feature. Learn more here.