COVID-19 Update for Museum Windsor: In an abundance of caution due to the evolving situation with regards to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Chimczuk Museum and the François Baby House will be closed until further notice.
Experience fun and excitement for children of all ages at the Chimczuk Museum and François Baby House. Permanent exhibits chronicle Windsor’s history from prehistoric times to the present, and temporary exhibits offer unique perspectives on a wide range of topics.
Programming highlights include:
Curriculum based educational programming that features interactive and inquiry based activities.
The Original People’s Culture and Legacy Gallery featuring Indigenous history and artefacts.
A Children’s Gallery filled with interactive games, crafts, and activities.
Windsor’s French Roots exhibit highlighting the rich French history of the Windsor area.
Exhibits on the War of 1812, Rebellion of 1838 and open artefact storage.
Custom educational programs that meet your classroom’s needs.
Available joint packages with Adventure Bay Water Family Water Park Presented by WFCU Credit Union.
Get to Know Your Museum Tours
The Get to Know Your Museum Tours are currently being offered, giving students the opportunity to explore the brand new exhibits at two Museum Windsor locations:
- The Chimczuk Museum, 401 Riverside Drive West.
- The Maison François Baby House, 254 Pitt Street West
Local French History and Indigenous Programs
Explore exhibits featured at the historic François Baby House and Original Peoples Culture & Legacy Gallery, and participate in programming that highlights local French and Indigenous traditions and history.
Maps of Windsor and Essex County
Featuring over 100 maps from the museum's collection, Navigating Our Way – Maps of Windsor and Essex County provides an excellent opportunity to explore themes of geography, scale, local history and mapping. Programming can be tailored to meet the needs of your class/grade level.
Bustles & Bows - Historical Fashion
Featuring artifacts from Museum Windsor’s collection, this new exhibition presents viewers with an intimate look inside the lives of women from the Victorian period to the 1920s through their choices in fashion. School programing tied to this exhibit explores ideas of fashion, gender roles, art and historical representation of women.
Windsor Walking Tours
Museum Windsor offers a variety of walking tours designed for students. Topics covered include local French history, neighborhood explorations of Sandwich/Walkerville/Ford City, and sculpture park tours of Windsor's riverfront, to name a few.
Memories - Offsite Programs for Seniors
Senior programming utilizes artifacts and photographs from the museum's collection to help connect seniors to the past. These highly interactive programs aim to engage seniors though nostalgia and involve museum staff bringing all required material directly to the senior centre or retirement home.
Tours are available in both English and French and cost only $5.50/student (minimum 15 students).
Please phone or email for more information and to schedule tours.
Matthew J. Pritchard, Museum Coordinator - Education
Location: Chimczuk Museum
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 5L5
Phone: For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, please call (519) 253-1812.