Victoria School, 267 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, c. 1920.
Welcome to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. Erected in 1872, this heritage designated building served the community of Carleton Place as the Town Hall and lock up until 1879, and as Victoria School ) for 90 years until 1969.
The museum is run by the Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society with assistance from the Town of Carleton Place and the Township of Beckwith. Opening as the Victoria School Museum in 1985, the name was changed in 2011 to reflect the scope of its collection and its audience.
Our main floor exhibit gallery features permanent exhibits telling the story of settlement in the area and chronicling the town's history. Twice yearly we present temporary, themed displays, and the artifact cases in the foyer change more often to reflect current interests.
Come and visit our displays and chat with our knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Attend one of our events! Join a guided walking tour in the summer months! History is alive and well at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum!
NOTICE: The Carleton Place and Beckwith Museum is taking precautionary measures to help combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The museum will be closed for the remainder of the month, subject to review. All planned events for March have been suspended until further notice.
The Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2020! For four decades, our members have been committed to collecting, preserving and sharing our community's history. The Society's community hub, The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, does this through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other events. In order to continue our important work, we are in need of new computers! New computer stations will allow museum staff and volunteers to continue our work cataloging artifacts into our database, conducting research, communicating with our members and the public, and honestly, to perform all daily administrative tasks. Consider celebrating our 40th anniversary with a donation of $40 or more. Thank you!