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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!

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Please Note: The Oil Museum will be closed March 14 - 25, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Getting Here

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Oil Museum of Canada
2423 Kelly Road, P.O. Box 16
Oil Springs, ON N0N 1P0
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.


May 1 – Oct 31
Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm
Nov 1 – Apr 30
Mon to Fri 10 am – 5 pm
If you are planning a museum visit between January 8th and April 30th, please phone ahead to and confirm that the museum will be open.


Family $15
Adults $5
Students (13+) $4
Seniors (65+) $4
Children (4-12) $3
Ages 3 and under FREE
Members FREE
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What You Can See & Do Here

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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!

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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.

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Driving Tour

Follow the Oil Heritage District Driving Tour to see many of local oil history highlights.

Upcoming Events

Sorry, there are no scheduled events at this time. See what's happening at our other locations
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Research Catalogue

We are working to add artifacts, photos and historic information to our museum catalogue. Start your research here.

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Return of the Swans Festival

March 10 - 18, 2018 - 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. Lambton County Library's Makerspace will be here 11-3 each day with fun and innovative activities for the entire family!

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History from the Vault

Lambton County Archives: History from the Vault is an informative blog about local history and archive's resources.

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Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival

October 14th and 15th, 2017 - This year's Fall Colour & Craft Festival features over 90 craftspeople in two locations. Stop by to start your holiday shopping.

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