Contact Information

Office Phone 905-338-4400
Fax 905-815-5973
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Preeya Nayee, Supervisor, Museum; Phone: 905-845-6601 ext 5020; Email:

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

The historic buildings of Erchless Estate were once home to Oakville's founding family but are now the setting for Oakville's community museum.

Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding City / Town ; Donations ; Fees

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

The museum offers guided tours of the Chisholm family home, changing exhibitions, special events and education programs that tell the stories of Oakville 
Permanent exhibits available in French and English include:

  • Freedom, Family and Opportunity: Oakville's Black History
  • The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom! (30 minute multimedia presentation) 

Oakville Museum is comprised of:

  • Erchless Estate - historic home of Oakville's founding family, the Chisholms, completed in 1858
  • Custom House built in 1856
  • Oakville's First Post Office, 144 Front Street, in Lakeside Park, built in 1835
  • Satellite exhibition space at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road 

For current programs and exhibitions refer to the Oakville Museum website


See website or call for hours

Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility No restrictions

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Languages English
Fees Program ; Donation - house tours

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate
8 Navy St
Oakville, ON L6J 2Y5
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Intersection Navy St and Lakeshore Rd E
Physical Access Partially Accessible - access to first floor only

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture
HCSD Sub Heading Historic Preservation ; Museums & Historical Societies
Service Categories Historic Preservation ; Museums

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