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.
Museum Tours & Accessibility:
The Museum of Ontario Archaeology recognizes the diversity of our visitors’ ability and needs and we offer a variety of services to ensure the accessibility of the Museum.
- Self-guided museum tour brochures are available in English, Large Print English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Simple and Traditional Chinese, and Swedish.
- MP3 Audio guides are available in English and can be accessed here via WiFi.
- The Museum and washrooms are wheelchair accessible (enter through the Sustainable Archaeology doors). Paved accessible parking is available.
- The grounds of the outdoor Lawson Site are laid with wood chips and may be difficult for some visitors to travel across.
- Guide dogs and service dogs are welcome.
- We are located near three bus routes: 31 Orchard Park, 39 Fanshawe West, and 9 Whitehills. Visit London Transit for details.
If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact the MOA in advance of your visit at: 519-473-1360