Welcome to the Museum of Northern History at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau. Step through the ornate doors of the Chateau and travel back in time to when gold was king. Witness the hardy life of the early pioneers and their struggles as they forged a community out of the unforgiving wilderness. Explore the inner workings of some of the richest mines in Canadian history. Marvel at the tenacity of Sir Harry Oakes, one of the poorest men to walk into, and one of the richest to walk out of the northern goldfields.
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Summer Hours (Starting June 21st and effective until Labour Day weekend 2014) - Monday through Thursday: 10am to 5pm - Friday: 12pm to 9pm - Saturday: 12pm to 4pm - Sunday: Closed (with the exception of rentals and special events)
Travel Treasures Exhibit - Fall 2014: The Museum's Auxiliary will be hosting a community exhibit in October 2014. We are seeking travel treasures from around the globe and are hoping to fill the Gallery with items froms as many countries and continents as possible. Items considered for loan are: postcards, jewelry, artwork, sculptures, cultural treasures, etc...If you would like to contribute to this exhibit please send a list and/or photographs of potential items to the Museum via email: firstname.lastname@example.org; by mail: 2 Chateau Drive, Kirkland Lake, ON, PO Bag 1148, P2N 3M7; or in person. Feel free to contact the Museum for more information. See our poster!
Our newly formatted Newsletter will now be available every 3 to 4 months. We hope you enjoy what the new Newsletter and the Museum & Hockey Heritage North have to offer.
The Museum is now on Instagram! Make sure to follow us for fun updates and photos around the Chateau.
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The Museum is also now on Twitter, make sure to follow us! https://twitter.com/MNHChateau