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Pre-Booked Tours


The Museum of Ontario Archaeology welcomes visitors back at a reduced capacity, visitors must pre-book tours at least 24 hours in advance. The museum is not open for walk-ins at this time.

As of March 1st, our tours run Tuesdays to Saturdays at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM respectively and are subject to guide availability.

Please Note: The Museum of Ontario Archaeology will be closed Good Friday and Easter Weekend. We will resume tours on April 19th!


Please Read

For the health and safety of our visitors, collections, volunteers, and staff, you will find some changes. We actively monitor the COVID-19 situation in the Middlesex-London community, and these services may change at any time.

As of March 21st, the Museum asks that visitors continue to wear masks while indoors.

What to Expect

  •  Masks must be worn indoors (ages 2 and up);
  • Maintain 2 meters/6 feet of distance from members outside of your party;   
  • Hand sanitizer and washrooms are available for hand washing;     
  • Museum staff will wear a face covering and keep 2m distance from visitors;
  • Surfaces and contact points are cleaned regularly, as well as before and after each visit; 
  • Have a safe and enjoyable visit!

Please Postpone your Visit if

  • You or anyone in your party are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms;
  • Anyone that you or your party resides with are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and are awaiting test results;
  • You or anyone in your party have been required to quarantine in the last 5 days;  
  • A doctor, health-care provider, or public health unit has told you or anyone in your party that you should currently be isolating;
  • You or anyone in your party has tested positive on a rapid antigen test or home-based self-testing kit in the past 5 days.

View our full COVID-19 Safety Plan.



Our General Tours are approximately an hour in length and led by our knowledgeable guides who will take visitors through the Lawson Site and our permanent galleries.

Pricing:

For groups up to 5: $25

For groups up to 10: $50

After 10, additional per person charge: $5



Our new tour option Tour & Activity is a new spin on our popular Family Field Trip. In addition to a tour of the Lawson Site and permanent galleries, this option also includes a workshop(s), suitable for all ages.

Pricing for 1 Activity:*

For groups up to 5: $35

For groups up to 10: $70

After 10, additional per person charge: $7

*Hour and a half in length.

Pricing for 2 Activities:*

For groups up to 5: $45

For groups up to 10: $90

After 10, additional per person charge: $9

*Two hours in length.

Workshop Options

Want to learn how to make your own pinch pot? This fun workshop will encourage you to let your creativity run wild! Perfect for any age!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an archaeologist? In this behind-the-scenes workshop, you’ll handle some artifacts from our collections! You’ll also complete an artifact catalogue by measuring, weighing, and drawing your artifact.


Using the materials provided, you’ll make your very own artifact to take home with you! If you need some inspiration for your design, we’ve got you covered! Images of various artifacts will be provided.

After completing our gallery tour,  get ready to face-off against your opposing team to become the ultimate  “trowelblazer”! This game includes trivia questions focusing on archaeology.


Book Your Tour!

Tours are available Tuesdays to Saturdays at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM.

All tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

If you are a teacher/administrator looking to book a field trip, please follow the instructions on our Educational Programming page or contact our Digital Programming & Communication Officer, Kristy at: kristy@archaeologymuseum.ca

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See what our guests are saying about their visit!

“Excellent exhibits and displays, and the Indigenous Village on the property is a great learning experience for our girls. We started coming in 2017 and every year, they get better.”

– David Terner, Google Review

“Quintessential place to enjoy an in-depth history lesson, teach yourself and make new friends! Just a stones throw away from major attractions!”

– Dr. Tonyelle R. R. Middleton, Google Review