Markham Museum and Historic Village

One of Ontario's best community museums

Buildings at the Markham Museum, March 2000
Buildings at the Markham Museum, March 2000

Established in 1971 as a co-operative effort between the City, Markham Historical Society and the Markham Lions Club, Markham Museum has been collecting and interpreting the area’s history for almost 30 years. The 25-acre site combines both a heritage village and modern exhibit buildings to offer visitors a broad range of interactive activities to explore Markham’s past.

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Special Features of the Museum include:

  • Land Transportation exhibit housed in a replica of the Markham Carriage Works, featuring one of Ontario’s finest carriage collections;
  • Agricultural Implement Exhibit;
  • 17 Restored Heritage Buildings;
  • City of Markham Archives;
  • Special exhibits;
  • Railway exhibit featuring a restored station and railway cars;
  • Guided Tours;
  • Hands-on-house, a log cabin where visitors can handle artafacts.

Scenes from the Markham Museum and Historic Village

Museum Sign

Museum Sign

Railway Exhibit

Railway Exhibit

Carriage Exhibit, exterior

Carriage Exhibit, exterior

Altona Cider Mill

Altona Cider Mill

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