Museum by the Numbers

The Bruce County Museum was established in 1955 and had 200 donations in the first year including the first one ever being the town bell of Southampton. Today there are close to 20,000 objects in the collections of the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.

by the numbers
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Museum Director/Curator

Cathy McGirr
Tel:  (519) 797-2080
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24 % of the collection that is Tools or Equipment
56 objects relating to Floor Coverings, most of them being hooked rugs
396 pieces of furniture in the collection
247 items relating to bedding
2500+ objects that are clothing related
300+ Loyal Orange Lodge items
19 % of the collection that is communication items (Advertising media, art, ceremonial objects)
400+ items related to Music
113 objects relating to Churches
102 items relating to Cooper (occupation, barrel/cask making)
150 toy related objects (including textiles)
101 sports items