Chimczuk Museum

401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 7J1
Phone Number: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, please call 519-253-1812 ext. 2530.

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The Chimczuk Museum is a premier museum destination that houses permanent exhibits on the history of the Windsor area, the Original People’s Culture and Legacy, and the development of The City of Windsor. The site also features a state-of-the-art Children’s Gallery and Learning Space with opportunities for hands-on exploration for our young and young at heart, two galleries for travelling and temporary exhibitions, and a gift shop with fantastic souvenirs for guests of all ages.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is available in the lot located in front of the museum as well as in the lot located to the west of the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre.

Chimczuk Museum Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Chimczuk Museum is closed on Monday.

Holiday Hours

  • The Chimczuk Museum will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2024.

Chimczuk Museum Daily Admission Rates

  • Adults (Ages 18 and over): $5.75.
  • Students (Ages 3 to 24; with Student Card): $4.75.
  • Seniors (Ages 60 and over): $4.75.
  • Family: $18.00. (The maximum number of family members that can access a single family rate is 5, i.e., 1 parent and 4 children, or 2 parents and 3 children).
  • Joint Adult Visit (Chimczuk Museum & Art Windsor-Essex): $13.75.
  • School Children (pre-booked visit): $3.50.
  • School Children (pre-booked program; minimum 15 students): $5.75.
  • School Children (pre-booked double program; minimum 15 students): $8.75.
  • Adult (pre-booked group; minimum 15 adults): $5.00.
  • Adult (pre-booked group program; minimum 15 adults): $7.00.

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Gallery One: The River and the Land Sustain Us

This is the main gallery at the Chimczuk Museum. Featuring 2,705 square feet on the main floor concourse, this space features a bi-lingual permanent exhibit that tells the history of our city and people.

Features include geologic history, the last Ice Age, Indigenous peoples, European arrival, the Underground Railroad and local Black history, immigration, prohibition period, transportation, wartime, the importance of the border and much more. Don’t miss the hands-on exhibits, a mini-theatre with videos of Windsor's history and heritage, visitor interactive stations, visitor information stations, core educational programming and public museum tours offered by Museum Windsor's knowledgeable and engaging staff.

Gallery Two: Children's Gallery and Learning Space

Interactive. Educational. Fun. This 1,173 square foot space on the main floor is for the young, and young at heart.

Features include Things from the Past: artifact discovery drawers; Waterways and Underground Connection: Build-A-Bridge, ship and tunnel to cross the Detroit River and explore The Great Lakes design activity; Transportation: Build-A-Car assembly line activity; Fashion In Time: historic costume dress-up; Traditional old time toys; and school and daycare programming.

Original Peoples Culture and Legacy Gallery

At the north end of the main floor concourse this space reflects the culture, heritage, and contemporary issues of the local First Nations and Métis communities. It also provides an open and flexible gathering space for programming. This exhibit was developed in consultation with Walpole Island Heritage Centre, Caldwell First Nation, Turtle Island-Aboriginal Education Centre (University of Windsor), Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre and other local community organizations.

Features include Creation Stories, Treaties, Residential Schools and 60’s Scoop, Language Revitalization, Missing and Murdered Women, Medicine Wheel teachings, and Cultural Expressions.

Galleries Three and Four: Travelling Exhibitions/Exhibits

Our two remaining main floor galleries comprise 1,410 square feet of exciting new and evolving exhibits.

Features include travelling and temporary exhibits; special programming; performances and speakers series; large screen for film documentaries or presentations; gathering space; public and school programs; and crafts and educational activities.

Museum Windsor
254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 5L5
Phone: For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, please call (519) 253-1812.
Email: Museum Windsor Partners Joseph Chimczuk Art Windsor-Essex Walpole Island Heritage Centre Caldwell First Nation Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre (UofW) Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre South Western Ontario Heritage Council 2019 Brochure