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.

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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Educational Programming Learn about habitats and explore biodiversity (Trees, Seeds and Feathers) or engage in hands-on building programs (Can You Build It?) at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum.
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.