The Sudbury area has 9 museums, reflecting its location at the frontier of Ontario’s North, and its cultural diversity:
Anderson Farm Museum
550 Regional Rd 24, Lively, ON P3Y 1M9
(on REgional Rd 24, 1 km north of Regional Road 55,
Just south of Lively, about 15 km southwest of Sudbury)
(705) 674-4455 ext. 3966
The Anderson family came to the Sudbury area from Finland in the early 1900s. The Museum consists of a carefully restored dairy farm, and includes horse-drawn machinery and a windmill power generator.
Art Gallery of Sudbury
251 John St (at Nelson St) Sudbury
This gallery is housed in the mansion of lumber magnate William J Bell and exhibits both historical and contemporary Canadian art.
Centre Franco-Ontarien de Folklore
38 Xavier St, Sudbury
This centre displays historic articles, books and traditional songs portraying Franco-Ontarian culture since early French settlement in the province. Displays include household implements, musical instruments, and tools.
Copper Cliff Museum
Balsam & Power Street, Copper Cliff
This museum is in a pioneer log cabin from the early 1900s, and is furnished as it would have been by early Copper Cliff settlers. Open early June through August 11 am to 4 pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
Flour Mill Heritage Museum
St Charles St, off Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury
This museum is in a 1903 clapboard house once owned by the Manitoba and Ontario Flour Mill Company, for housing the company’s foreman. Exhibits include antique furniture, early hand tools and weapons, as well as farm implements.
La Galierie du Nouvel-Ontario
174 Elgin St
This museum showcases contemporary and explorative art by francophone and Canadian artists.
Ramsey Lake Rd at South Bay Rd
705-675-1151 ext 3100
Tours are offered of the campus, the arboretum, and the planetarium. Evening sky tours of the Doran Planetarium provide insights into modern astronomy. Please call a week in advance for tours.
Northern Ontario Railroad and Heritage Centre
26 Bloor St, Capreol (40 km north of Sudbury)
This museum displays the history of railroading, mining, forestry and early settlement in the Capreol area.. Displays include the first steam train used in the North, and historic railroad equipment.
Science North Science Centre
100 Ramsey Lake Rd
This is Northern Ontario’s top tourist attraction, with easy-to-use hands-on laboratory exhibits that help visitors see science’s impact on the day-to-day lives. See a 3-D show, play on computers, and handle live animals. There is also a five -storey IMAX cinema in Science North (call 523-IMAX).
Sudbury Region Police Museum
190 Brady Sst.
(705) 675-9171 ext 2635
A complete history of policing in the Sudbury area, located at Police Headquarters. Free Admission.