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Welcome to the Museum of Ontario Archaeology!

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. Visit us to learn about the human experience in Ontario, and life in the Lawson village from 500 years ago.

Pre-Booked Tours

As of August 26th, the Museum is only open for pre-booked tours.
These tours are available Tuesdays to Saturdays at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM*.

For more information on these options and to book visit here!

Want to book? Send an inquiry to with your date preference!

*Activities are not available for the 3 PM time slot.

Please Note: The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is NOT open for walk-ins at this time. We are only offering pre-booked tours.

The Museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving long-weekend. We will resume pre-booked tours on Tuesday, October 10th.

Experience the Lawson Site in Augmented Reality!

This unique experience is funded by the Miggsie Fund of the Lawson Foundation. The app virtually recreates the ancient Indigenous village as you explore how archaeology has helped us learn about what life was like in this region 500 years ago.

We recommend those interested in this experience download the app and adventure prior to their visit to the Museum. You can download the Engage ARt app on your mobile device from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.

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