Oil Museum of Canada
The Oil Museum of Canada, in the Village of Oil Springs, preserves the site of the first commercial oil well in North America. Visitors from around the world come to learn the story of Canada’s Oil Pioneers – a unique and captivating era of history!Learn more about us View our collections
2423 Kelly Road, P.O. Box 16
Oil Springs, ON N0N 1P0
Map From Highway 402 take exit 25 (Oil Heritage Rd/County Rd 21) south to Oil Springs, approximately 25 kms. Look for our National Historic Site Sign.
What You Can See & Do Here
Start your visit with a quick movie in our theatre, then visit our galleries of interesting artifacts. Don't miss the interactive Foreign Drilers tent!
Visit our many historic buildings filled with information and artifacts. See jerker lines, holding tanks, and the site of the first commercial oil well in North America.
Follow the Oil Heritage District Driving Tour to see many of local oil history highlights.
We are working to add artifacts, photos and historic information to our museum catalogue. Start your research here.
History from the Vault
Lambton County Archives: History from the Vault is an informative blog about local history and archive's resources.
Return of the Swans Festival
March 11 - April 2, 2017 - This year’s Return of the Swans Festival at the Lambton Heritage Museum will offer much for the family to do whether the swans co-operate or not.