Museums in Canada
"Visit the Firefighters’ Museum in Yarmouth to discover the history of firefighting in this province. Imagine the clang of the fire bell, the smell of smoke and the feel of hot steam as firefighters of the past raced to save burning homes in communities across Nova Scotia. See the types of fire engines used from the 1800s to the 1930s. Marvel at antique hand-drawn and operated engines such as Canada’s oldest horse-drawn steam engine, an 1863 Amoskeag Steamer.
Return to the golden age of the automobile at Gasoline Alley Museum in the site of Heritage Park Historical Village with pre-1950s cars, old-timey gas pumps & vintage signage. Boasting one of the world's largest public collections of antique vehicles and oil and gas-related artifacts, this expansive three-story museum brings auto history from the turn of the 20th century to the 1950s to life.
"The Gilles-Villeneuve museum, located between Montreal and Trois-Riviere on highway 40, is in memory of Gilles Villeneuve, the fastest race in Formula 1 history. Come and remember the exploits of the champion. Share this passion of car racing that lived in this exceptionnal driver. From Berthierville to Maranello, Italy, so many souvenirs! On site you will see racing cars, an F1 simulator, a racing boutique and more. On the road to Berthierville, discover the most important racing vars collection of the country!"
Hooper Place is a replica building, in the style of Hooper and Co. Coachbuilders of England. Many of the architectural features of the original building were incorporated into the structure. It currently houses Howard Lengert's Rolls Royce and Bentley collection. It is part of the Leduc West Antique Society Heritage Museum.
Opened in 2005, this museum houses a large collection of automotive and petroleum industry memorabilia, donated to the municipality by local collector Jim Pearn.
" The Museum is home to one of the most extensive antique automobile collections in North America and attracts thousands of visitors every year who take a walk into the past and relive many memories of yesteryear."
Nixdorf Classic Cars museum with over 14,000 sq. ft. holds more than 70 vehicles including a Muscle Car section. Each car has a write-up providing information on the background and condition of the car when it was purchased. There are also a number of humorous comments from the collector.
The museum's basic responsibilities of stewardship and public service are expressed by preserving, documenting and interpreting artifacts and archival materials that help to build an understanding of the history of policing in Ontario since the formation of Upper Canada in 1791, specializing in the material culture of the Ontario Provincial Police from 1909.
Update 2022: the museum is closed for renovation. Will be reopened later this year.
"The Reynolds-Alberta Museum inspires all to explore our mechanical heritage through authentic interactions. We acquire, preserve, research, communicate, and exhibit in the fields of transportation, aviation, agriculture, and industry. Visitors will experience a wide variety of automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, stationary engines, tractors, agricultural implements, aircraft, and industrial equipment."
Simcoe County Museum tells the county’s fascinating and storied past, with carefully recreated key historical moments and engaging interactive exhibits and displays of key individuals.
In January, 2023 a rare Tudhope-Everett car joined the permanent exhibition.