The best part of the experience at the museum is learning about woodworking by trying it first-hand.

Our LumberKits are designed specifically to make your own project and take it home. In 2018 we will be offering the following ready-to-make kits on site. Kits can be purchased at the front desk and our friendly staff will be in the workshop with you to help every step of the way!

  • Pencil Pals - create your own pencil holder. $10
  • String Art - kid-friendly designs that are the perfect accessory to a bedroom. $10
  • Easy Easel - display your art on a easel that you make. $15
  • Wooden Doormat - All natural and right on trend. $10
  • Wood on Wheels - This classic wooden toy car will last for generations. $10


The Museum offers learning events throughout the season for museum-goers of all ages. Drop-in programming for families, tours and special events for school and camp groups, lectures and programs for adults, and a number of free days, when the museum is accessible to all.

Check out these short videos from behind the scenes at the Museum including:

  • the making of the impressive entryway floor
  • demos from local woodturners
  • a walk-through of the galleries
  • a short feature about the birth of the Museum

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Curators are the keepers of collections of artifacts, stories and history. Our City of Kingston curators take care of the thousands of items in our civic collection.
Objects, documents and works of art are the material expression of a community’s culture and history, and act as tangible witnesses to past achievements, events, ideas and ways of living.
In 1967, Sandy MacLachlan created the Woodworking Museum as a Centennial Project. To house the collection, he dismantled an 1855 log house, originally built by the White family in Lanark County, and moved it to Princess Street in Kingston, Ontario.
The Museum has the following educational programming options available for booking requests Tuesdays through Fridays. General tours can be booked outside of these hours, please contact 613-542-0543 for more information.