About the Museum
Discover the history of archaeology and rich heritage of Southwestern Ontario. Featuring over 12,000 years of Ontario’s history, the Museum also cares for the Canadian heritage Site of the Lawson Village adjacent to the Museum.
Visiting the Museum
A visit to the Museum of Ontario Archaeology will take you back in time 500 years ago as you explore the Lawson Site and the collection of southwestern Ontario’s archaeological discoveries. A museum tour is the perfect way to experience the history of Ontario.
Enter the Museum and you will be greeted by friendly Museum staff who will introduce you to the galleries and answer your questions. Take a self-guided tour through 12,000 years of history of First Nations peoples using archaeological artifacts that help uncover the evolving technologies and culture over thousands of years. The feature gallery, located at the back of the museum, is a “can’t-miss” stop featuring temporary and travelling exhibits that change throughout the year.
Head outdoors to the Lawson Site located next to the Museum. As you enter the Palisade and wind around the maze, you will discover a reconstructed longhouse built alongside the Medicine Wheel garden. Finish your walk outdoors with a hike through the forest covering some un-excavated areas of the site.
2020 Annual Report_finalThe Annual Report describes Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s activities in the past fiscal year. Highlights include exhibits, special events, educational programming, Sustainable Archaeology initiatives, and volunteer participation.
Learn about what happens behind the scenes at the MOA:
Download the 2019-2020 Annual Report
View the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan