About Us


The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is an incorporated registered charity that acts as a hub of culture and heritage in the heart of Orillia’s Peter Street Arts District.  Located in the heart of downtown Orillia, the clocktower of the Sir Samuel Memorial Building is a beacon for our historical location, but that’s just the beginning! For over twenty years, OMAH has been inspiring creativity and celebrating history, growing as a hub for local artists and historians.

We invite families to try our drop in programs, teachers to explore our educational programming, learn about Orillia and area’s vibrant history, or enjoy an exhibition or two.


To inspire creativity and celebrate local history by expanding awareness and appreciation of art, local history and culture in the Orillia community and surrounding area.


The Orillia Museum of Art & History will be the anchor for the significant and growing arts, local history and cultural community in Orillia and surrounding area by offering exciting and innovative exhibits, events, programming and activities that reach out and engage all citizens, seasonal residents and visitors.

Take a browse around our website to learn more about what OMAH has to offer!


OMAH is open
Tuesdays – Saturdays 11am-4pm

Admission is $5 or by membership

We are located at
30 Peter St. South
Orillia, ON
L3V 5A9

You can call us at 705-326-2159 for any further inquiries.


30 Peter Street South
Orillia, ON L3V5A9
+1 (705) 326-2159


11 AM - 4 PM




Upcoming Events

Land Acknowledgement

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is located on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. We respect and observe the long and enduring presence of Indigenous Peoples – First Nations, Metis and Inuit – on this land. Their teachings and stewardship, culture and way of life have shaped our City’s unique identity.

In acknowledging that we occupy colonized Indigenous territories, and out of respect for the rights of Indigenous people, we accept our collective responsibility to recognize our colonial histories as well as their present-day manifestations in order to honour, protect, and sustain this land.