Muskoka Lakes Museum


Visit the Muskoka Lakes Museum and discover Cottage Country’s unique history.  See old wooden boats, early gas engines, pioneer and marine displays, an 1875 log cabin, and early First Nations artefacts. Interactive exhibits and hands-on activities are available for kids of all ages, anytime you visit. A variety of programs and special events are also available all summer, to bring our fascinating history to life.

We are located in the village of Port Carling, on scenic James Bartleman Island Park. The island is situated between both the large and small locks, and provides picnic tables and newly renovated washroom facilities. The island is accessed by a footbridge off of the main street, (Joseph Street) in the centre of the village.  Parking space may be found on nearby village streets, behind the Library, or at the Community Centre.