The Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah
About our Museum
The Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah is situated on Highway 6 in Sheguiandah, Ontario, on beautiful Manitoulin Island. Nestled behind a rail fence just south of Lewis Creek, our eight-acre site features a main exhibition area and six outbuildings. Our museum preserves an impressive collection of settler artifacts from the mid-1800’s onward that help tell the stories of our ancestors and local heritage.
A History of History
Originally built in 1967, the museum was one of Canada’s many completed Centennial Projects and was built through the combined efforts of local, provincial and federal government initiatives following the suggestion by the Sheguiandah Women’s Institute that a museum was needed in this area.
Discover your Heritage
When you visit the Museum, you can share in the early life of our settlers from the mid-1800’s onward and learn of their life styles through our exciting displays of both home and work. We are also proud to have a display of artifacts from the Sheguiandah Archaeology Site that tells a story of life almost 11,000 years ago.
A Must See…
Come spend the day, enjoy a picnic lunch in our tranquil park setting, or walk through our historic walking tour of the village. No matter what you choose, make sure you put the Centennial Museum on your “must see’ list.
Guided Tours of the Sheguiandah Archaeological Site
The museum is pleased to offer guided, interpretive tours of the Sheguiandah Archaeological Site to visitors. Tours for the 2023 Season will commence May Long Weekend. For more information about our tours, or to book a tour, please click here to be redirected to www.shegsite.com .
Please click HERE to watch the promotional video- Flakes from the Past.
Hours of Operation
Staff are pleased to welcome visitors to the Museum for the 2023 Season, starting May 1, 2023. Our hours of operation are Monday to Sunday: 9am to 4:30pm.
How to Find Us
The Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah is located at 10962 Highway 6 in Sheguiandah. Click HERE to find us on Google Maps.
Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah
c/o Town of NEMI
14 Water St. East
PO Box 608
Little Current, ON
Contact Person: Lisa Hallaert, Museum Manager
Phone: (705) 368-2367
2023 Programming and Events
The Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah has a fun, informative and exciting line up of programs, events and workshops for the 2023 Season. Please click below on one of our events on the calendar to learn more information!