The Museum offers learning events throughout the season for museum-goers of all ages: drop-in LumberKits for families, educational programs and tours for school and camp groups, workshops for children and adults, and a number of special events.

LumberKit photo
Education program photo
Workshop photo

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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Learn about habitats and explore biodiversity or engage in hands-on building with our educational programs.
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. The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum holds one of the most extensive collections of woodworking tools in Canada.