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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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Kindly note that the Oil Museum of Canada will be closed to the public Monday, November 12.

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.


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.


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What You Can See & Do Here

Upcoming Events

Christmas Open House

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Oil Museum of Canada Presents: Christmas Open House • Learn to make a candle • Make a Christmas ornament • Play with wooden toys from our past • String popcorn garlands • Tour the historic Langbank Cabin • Costumed interpreters will be available throughout the museum • Santa Clause will be available from 1:00 – 3:00 pm to meet and take photos!

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Unique and uncommon perspectives on Lambton's military past and present.

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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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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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Research Catalogue

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

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