We are proud to be a community museum. The museum began as a concept by citizens of Port Colborne in 1974. Staff and volunteers have worked together since then to collect and share the history of Port Colborne, with more than 18,000 donated artifacts. Museum volunteers assist in nearly every area of operations. Our volunteers are Board of Management members, Auxiliary Members, weekly and event volunteers.
The Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum is a department of the City of Port Colborne dedicated to preserving and telling the story of Port Colborne. Visit our grounds where heritage buildings are set among majestic trees and historic gardens. Take a leisurely stroll along the pathways, admire the antique ironwork fencing, enjoy the shade in the memorial pavilion during your picnic lunch.
Enjoy afternoon tea and homemade biscuits served by volunteers dressed in historical costume at Arabella’s Tea Room at 61 Princess Street, Port Colborne. The Tea Room is on the grounds of the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. Free parking is available along Princess Street (one-way.) The Tea Room is accessible. Arabella’s Tea Room is open daily from June 1 until September 30, from 2 to 4 p.m.