Grey Roots Museum & Archives

Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Owen Sound: Hours, Address, Grey Roots Museum & Archives Reviews: 4.5/5

Grey Roots Museum & Archives

Grey Roots Museum & Archives
4.5
Visitor Centres • History Museums
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Grey Roots Museum & Archives is a multi-faceted attraction that preserves and promotes the cultural and heritage traditions of Grey County. Innovative and informative interpretive programs and demonstrations, rotating exhibits, a heritage village, archival resources and superior customer service create an exciting and educational visitor experience.
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,149 contributions
lEARNING IN THIS PLACE!
Aug 2020
This is the Grey Roots Museum & Archives.

Diaries of a small town lady. Williams Trout (1847-19220.

HER PERSONAL DIARIES FROM YHE GREY COUNTY
cOLLECTIONS.

SPANNING FROM 1867 TO19-20.

As a school
Written 2 June 2021
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stewartian21
Owen Sound, Canada19 contributions
Lots of interesting exhibits and offerings.
Sep 2019
Friendly helpful staff. Wonderful special events especially Sept Pratie Oaten and December Moreston by Candlelight.
Written 10 December 2019
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yourlocalpoet
33 contributions
Worth the stop!
Oct 2019
I liked the archives especially. Archivist was obviously very passionate about her work and knowledgeable about what was on hand. The museum proper has a few exhibits focused mostly on local history but they, like the building, are definitely very modern and informative.
Written 26 October 2019
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Mary Y
12 contributions
Wonderful museum & venue!
Sep 2019
Visited here for the AGM of a non profit organization. Wonderful exhibits, friendly staff, and a great venue.
Written 5 October 2019
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Scottish Granite
56 contributions
Excellent Museum
Mar 2019 • Couples
The Grey Roots Museum was a great place to visit. The exhibits were informative and varied. The staff were friendly and engaged. Numerous children were there on their March Break. They were all having fun with a variety of activities.

We also viewed some of the special collections and archives. The team were most helpful as we did some family research.

It was surprising to find such a well curated facilities in such a small community.
Written 13 March 2019
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Jessicabird
Meaford, Canada107 contributions
Christmas at the Village
Dec 2018 • Friends
We took our kids to the evening pioneer village event. Not only was it so fascinating it was such a great learning experience for them. The effort they put into the houses + everything is brilliant. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and so kind. Our kids loved the school house and our course the horse and buggy rides. We are so lucky to have such a educational + magical place near by. What a new Christmas tradition we have started and look forward to visiting again.
Also the permit collection is very interesting. Lots of farming + local history. Very well done.
Written 16 December 2018
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pothorse
Owen Sound, Canada13 contributions
Fascinating local historical info!
Aug 2018 • Family
Spacious site with outdoor museum. Volunteers and staff are very knowledgeable.Lots of info about local communities , artefacts and former buildings.Some are rebuilt on site with meticulous attention to detail..All has improved and grown steadily over the years... Particularly like the special events and exhibitions such as Moreston by Candlelight and Dinosaur exhibion.
Written 12 December 2018
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Erica L
13 contributions
Beautiful place, worth 2 hour +
Sep 2018 • Friends
Great place to immerse yourself to 19th century Canadian people’s farm life. You can either go to inside first which is the museum, or the outside first where you can see the houses evolution starts from 1853. I really like the school scene, you can chat with the volunteer about the history of the school and people’s schooling life. There is an lively old guy who is the black smith he has a lot cool stories, also got a souvenir from him, it’s a nail made by full iron. Very pleasant experience overall, the museum’s staffs are very friendly. 100% recommended ^_^
Written 3 September 2018
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darlenevanwyck
Owen Sound, Canada9 contributions
Grey Roots Museum & Archives
Jul 2018 • Family
A great place to take your family. Moreston Village is a great experience for the kids. From the pioneer house to the log cabin. They have an old school house, a blacksmith shop and a old fashioned garage. And if it's hot outside you can always go inside for a tour.
Written 28 August 2018
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Thank you, Darlene!
Written 30 August 2018
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Dave C
Illinois1,147 contributions
Good for all ages - history of the local area
Aug 2018 • Family
This museum is on the history of the immediate geographic area. It works well for all ages between hefty stuff to read for adults or older children 15 and up), things to tour and try little quizzes for kids in the 8-14 range, and interactive exhibits for those under age 8. I would allow 3 hours.

It seems that exhibits rotate. When we went, there were a few major sections.
1.) A section on prohibition and bars in the area historically
2.) A reconstruction of the Owen Sound area in about 1850, then 1880, then about 1910 - outdoor area with several buildings/guides/things to see - about 16 buildings - takes a while - covers the 3 eras
3.) A section on the Ice Age - including things to read/quizzes/games/interactive exhibits
4.) A section on printing through the ages and the furniture industry history for the area
Written 23 August 2018
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Thanks so much for your detailed review, Dave! You are correct that our exhibits rotate. Ice Age Mammals is moving out soon, to be replaced with an exhibit on apple farming in Grey County. We aim to have activities for both children and adults, and we're glad you found the interactive elements enjoyable. Hope to see you here again soon!
Written 30 August 2018
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