Our Mission

The Elgin County Museum exists to promote Elgin County’s rich historical and agricultural heritage by acquiring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting artifacts pertaining to the history of the County of Elgin; and to provide leadership and support to County museums in the promotion of a heritage partnership.

The Elgin County Heritage Centre

460 Sunset Drive

The new Elgin County Heritage Centre is now open. It is located next to the Elgin County Administration Building.

The new Centre features a series of changing exhibitions and a permanent space called Talbot’s Castle. Here, part of Col. Talbot’s ancestral castle, Malahide, has been recreated to set the stage for the story of how he settled southwestern Ontario. Visitors will be able to see armour, furnishings and a 10 foot tall rendering of Robert the Bruce. 

General Information

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm (with Controlled Access)


  • By donation


  • Group tours
  • Evening tours are available.
  • We require 3 weeks notice. Call to check availability
  • Cost of tours is by donation.

Room Rental

  • Our meeting room is available for groups up to 25.
  • The room is audio visually equipped
  • Cost is $25.00, includes a tour of the museum.
  • 3 weeks notice required.


Elgin County Heritage Centre
460 Sunset Drive
St. Thomas, ON N5R 5V1
phone: (519) 631-1460 ext.193
fax: (519) 631-9209

Easter Holiday Closure Notice
Family Day Closure Notice
Graphic to indicate holiday closures at Elgin County Facilities. The Elgin County Administration Building, Provincial Offences Administration Building, and Elgin County Heritage Centre will be closed on Friday, December 23rd at noon. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.