About the Museum
Housing a vast collection of Niagara Falls history, the Museum provides a showcase for the unique history of the famous city. Our recently completed $12M renovation and expansion has created a dynamic space to examine and explore our diverse history. The renovation and expansion was designed by Toronto firm Moryama and Teshima and has three unique galleries telling the most compelling Niagara Falls stories with engaging and hands on exhibitions. The museum is located in front of the Farmers Market (open Saturdays) and within steps of the Drummond Hill Cemetery, which is the focal point for the Battle of Lundy’s Lane which was the ‘bloodiest battle of the War of 1812′ and the starting point for any trip to this battlefield will be a visit to the Museum.
Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery
A gallery dedicated to the history of the War of 1812 and the impact of the War on the citizens of Niagara Falls. From the onset of the War, Niagara Falls was involved in the American invasion into the peninsula and was the scene of the Battle of Chippawa and the Battle of Lundy’s Lane. The collections of the Niagara Falls Museums contains many important artefacts related to the War of 1812.
Visitors will explore the history that changed a nation in vivid colour, with images, artefacts, videos and hands-on experiences meant to put you in the action.
The Niagara Falls Gallery
Once in this gallery, visitors will be immersed in the history of the iconic City of Niagara Falls, from geological creation of our famous landmark to the daredevils that dared mother nature to the stories of the people who made our city. Three interactive stations in this gallery allow visitors young and old to touch mother nature, span the gorge and become a daredevil.
The Ontario Power Generation Gallery
Fakes and Forgeries: Yesterday and Today a travelling exhibition from the ROM
On display in the Ontario Power Generation Gallery January 24, 2013 to March 24, 2013.
The interactive exhibition presents 115 real and fake objects that run the gamut from historical specimens and cultural artifacts, to household items and designer name brands. Visitors of all ages are invited to guess which objects are real and which are clever fakes. There is also educational information abo