Peel Heritage Complex – Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
9 Wellington Street East
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Watch for their re-opening in Fall 2011.
Map ID: 50
Comprised of the Region of Peel Museum and Archives, the old Peel County Courthouse and the Art Gallery of Peel, the complex celebrates the rich heritage and artistic talent of Peel.
Dedicated to preserving and promoting the Region's artistic heritage, the Art Gallery of Peel is also known for its quality educational programs, acclaimed publications and long-running Juried Art Show. The gallery's exhibitions and permanent collection bring an impressive range of regional, provincial, national and international art making practices to the Peel community.
A fascinating part of the Peel Heritage Complex, the Archives holds the rich documentary heritage of the Region. Maps, letters, diaries, photographs, government records and more make this the first stop for anyone interested in their genealogy or history of their home and community.
Region of Peel Museum
The Region of Peel Museum celebrates the rich heritage of Brampton and area. Located in the former County Jail, the museum contains collections as exciting and varied as the people who have lived here. From the family treasures and handmade tools of the settlers to pieces of the supersonic AVRO Arrow - the Region of Peel Museum is a perfect 'first museum' for families with young children, with hands-on activities, easy-to-read information and a warm, approachable staff.
Arctic Zoo highlights a collection of Inuit art recently donated to the Heritage Complex and revolves around themes of earth, water, sky and animals. The exhibition also includes an interactive area with videos and resources for visitors.
The Great War Flying Museum
13691 McLaughlin Road
Map ID: 68
The museum exhibits a collection of full-sized flying replicas of First World War fighter planes and artifacts from the First World War. Experience the thrill of seeing these fighter planes in action at their popular flying show in September. Talk to the volunteers who build, maintain and fly these “magnificent flying machines”, and enjoy the museum’s collection.
Open May to October
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Historic Bovaird House
563 Bovaird Drive East
Map ID: 34
Built around 1840, Historic Bovaird House is an excellent Canadian example of a Georgian-type brick farmhouse. The house is filled with furnishings ranging from 1840 to 1910. Throughout the year, many special events and historic exhibits are held at Bovaird House. The Carriage House Craft Shop provides a wide variety of quality gift items and artwork handmade by local artisans.
Open Mid-February to Mid-December
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Book ahead for group tours
Korea Veterans’ National Wall of Remembrance and Ontario Field of Honour
7732 Mavis Road
Just north of Highway 407
Map ID: 41
The Korea Veterans’ National Wall of Remembrance, a national memorial, provides its visitors with a comprehensive list of all military units who served during the Korean War, along with 516 bronze plaques commemorating those Canadians who gave their lives in the war. Meadowvale Cemetery’s veteran section is also home to the notable sculpture entitled “Conflict”.
Beside the Korea Veterans’ National Wall of Remembrance you will find the Ontario Field of Honour. The Ontario Field of Honour was created by the Last Post Fund of Ontario to ensure all veterans receive a dignified funeral and burial.
Visit the Korea Veterans’ Wall of Remembrance and the Ontario Field of Honour at the Meadowvale Cemetery.