We strive to make our collections available online through our museum catalogue. By describing and photographing or digitizing the items in our collections, Lambton County Museums are able to reach a wider audience by connecting with researchers online.
Our catalogue is always growing and changing as we add and update items.
Our Museum Collections
Each of our locations focuses on collecting materials that help preserve the history of Lambton for current and future generations.
Lambton Heritage Museum
The focus of collections at the Lambton Heritage Museum is on items that celebrate the history and heritage of the communities that make up Lambton County. A wide range of items are collected including household goods, agricultural implements, postcards, native history, modes of transportation and more
Oil Museum of Canada
The museum and outdoor exhibit buildings contain a wealth of petroleum industry artifacts, working exhibits, kerosene lamps, fascinating stories, intriguing photographs and more! There are many odd and unique mementos of the ‘foreign drillers’ that tell the stories of Canada’s Oil Pioneers – a unique and captivating era of history!
Lambton County Archives
Genealogy and local history researchers can access archival documents that tell the stories of the people and places of Lambton County. Holdings include family files, newspapers, photo collections, maps, land records, and more.
The books held in the Lambton County Archives collection can be searched in the Lambton County Library catalogue. Be sure to select “Lambton County Archives” under “Location” to restrict your search to just the items on our shelves.