With over nine thousand artifacts in their collection, Meaford Museum revolves around Meaford’s rich heritage, with a special emphasis on apples. The apple exhibit examines the history of the apple industry, from the original farming families of Meaford to the production process to today’s modern technologies.
The Museum’s exhibitions uncover the whole of the history of the Municipality with a focus on life in the First World War, John Muir and natural history, the real story of Beautiful Joe, local sports, police and firefighters, the maritime industries and more. The museum is located along Meaford’s beautiful harbour on the shores of Georgian Bay. It was originally built in 1895 as the Town’s Pump House. A visit today will offer you a snapshot of what life was like for the local apple farmers of the past.