Elman W. Campbell Museum


Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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The ELMAN W. CAMPBELL MUSEUM, owned by the Corporation of the Town of Newmarket and operated by the Elman W. Campbell Museum Board of Management, is a non-profit, educational institution created for the purpose of collecting, preserving, researching, studying, exhibiting and interpreting artifacts related to the social, political and economic history of the Town of Newmarket and its environs from the time of the first settlers to thirty years before present, for the benefit of residents of the Town of Newmarket and visitors from outside the Town. 

The Elman W. Campbell Museum is wheelchair accessible. 

​Location: 134 Main Street South, Newmarket, ON

For more information call 905-953-5314 or email: museum@newmarket.ca ​

To view a 360​°​ panorama tour of the Elman W. Campbell Museum, click the image below.

Link to 360 degree tour of Elman W. Campbell Museum

Educational School Programs

The Elman W. Campbell Museum offers heritage school programs for students in kindergarten, grades 1 and 3 (during the school year).

Students will learn about the theme through objects in our collections and engage in hands-on activities.  

For bookings or inquiries, contact the Museum at 905-953-5314.

  • Junior & Senior Kindergartens:  Early Playtime in Historic Newmarket ($3.50/child)
  • Grade 1: The Local Community and the Elman W. Campbell Museum ($3.50/child)
  • Grade 2: Winter Celebrations in Victoria Newmarket (mid November to December only) ($3.50/child)
  • Grade 3: Early Settlers in Newmarket ($3.50/child) Also available outreach

 *NEW* Community Outreach Program also available from our Museum to you, $60/group  

  • From the Toy Box
  • The Travelling Backpack (WW1 focus)

Upc​oming Programs/Events 


Wee Fun Wednesdays: Toddlers & Caregivers

Every Wednesday, March 20 to June 19 | 10 am to noon
$3/Child (cash at the door) | Suitable for ages 1 to 3 | Caregiver supervision required
Drop-in with your toddler to socialize, learn and play!

Activities will stimulate communication, cooperation, and imagination with a different art-making theme each week.

  • Lots of hands-on playtime with tabletop activities
  • See our changing displays
  • Make new friends!

Click here for full schedule of activities

Eggceptional Easter Fun

Please note: We have had an Eggceptional response to the event and we are now at capacity. We look forward to seeing you at our other upcoming events, please pre-register early to join the fun! 

Mother's Day DIY Painted Flowerpot

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.  

$5/child | Suitable for ages 5 to 10 | Adult supervision required

Pre-register museum@newmarket.ca or 905-953-5314

  • Decorate and design a terra cotta flowerpot and homemade greeting card for your Mom.  
  • Visit the Museum for fun, hands-on activities for the entire family!

Queen Victoria's 200th Anniversary Celebration

May 18, 2019 | 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. | Cost: Free

Suitable for all ages | Adult supervision required

  • Express your creative talents with Scrapbooking, one of the Queen Victoria's favourite pastimes and learn about her from a special commemorative display. 
  • Experience a slice of royal life through hands-on activities including make & take crafts, activities and enjoy a piece of our Royal Birthday Cake. 
  • Don't forget to bring a camera for some great photo opportunities. 
  • Curated by Michelle Clayton-Wood

D-Day the 75th Anniversary Commemoration Exhibit  

Exhibition                         June 6 to November 9, 2019 | Free admission

Opening Ceremony         June 6, 2019    2 p.m.  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, reception to follow, videos, music and information.

  • The Elman W. Campbell Museum will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the allied forces landing in Normandy on June 6, 1944.  
  • This was one of the largest military assaults in history, and marks the beginning of the end of the Second World War.
  • Discovery a wide range of pictures, uniforms and artifacts dating back to Second World War.  
  • Curated by Rod Bruton 

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Drop-in and learn about the cultural diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples through our collection of artifacts and reproductions. Experience Indigenous tradition through your taste buds and enjoy playing hands-on activities with your children. 

  • Curated by Janet Charpentier. 

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Cost: Free| Suitable for all ages

  • Join us for a guided tour and sample traditional Indigenous drinks and food like cedar tea, maple syrup, strawberry drink and bannock.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. |$3/child | Suitable for ages 3 10 10, Adult supervision required

  • Enjoy an afternoon of educational and fun crafts, stories, games and activities while learning about our First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Sample traditional Indigenous drinks and food like cedar tea, maple syrup, strawberry drink and bannock.

Canada Day Open House

Monday July 1, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free Admission | Parent/guardian supervision required  | Details: newmarket.ca/museum

  • Join us at the Elman W. Campbell Museum for our Canada Day Open House.   

History Through Stitches 

July 1, to October 31, 2019 | Free Admission | Tues to Sat 10 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m.

  • '200 Years of Yonge Street' (portrayed in quilts) Made by the Women's Institutes of Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay. 
  • 'Sew Many Memories' See the evolving sewing tools from Victorian times to 1960s from our collection. 

  • Curated by Lynn Robitaille