• Your Community Museum

    Explore the history of your community at the Dundas Museum & Archives. Create memories in our new barrier-free galleries with activities for all ages. Discover our new Education Centre. Make the Dundas Museum YOUR Museum! Visit us today!

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    Choose the historic 1873 Pirie House at the Dundas Museum & Archives for your next event. This bright, warm and fully accessible room is the perfect space for your family function or corporate gathering. Click HERE to learn more.

Dundas is a community tucked beneath the Niagara Escarpment in southern Ontario, Canada. It became incorporated as a town on July 28, 1847. Dundas today, with its picturesque downtown, heritage homes and tree lined streets, still echoes that time.

Informative, and fun! At the Dundas Museum & Archives, discover Dundas from the time of the glaciers’ slow carving of the valley through to today’s vibrant community. The experiences and impact of individuals along the way come alive through objects used in their every day lives. We invite you to visit and explore the stories of people and events that have shaped the Valley Town.

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Harry Potter and Itinerant Entertainment in Dundas

Harry Potter in Dundas!

On May 21st 1858, there appeared in the Dundas True Banner and Wentworth Chronicle, an advertisement. This advertisement would be exciting for readers — especially young readers — today. Why? It announced that Harry Potter was coming to Dundas! And Harry Potter was a magician, known as the original American Wizard! The ad reported that Harry Potter would entertain audiences at the Town Hall the next night. Modern readers would be surprised — and delighted — to read of Harry Potter in a 19th century Dundas newspaper. While this appears to be a coincidence, we want to know... [More]

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