Peek into the world of war, discover the past of the Region of Peel, learn about your family history and get inspired at Brampton’s museums, archives and memorials!
PAMA - Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives
9 Wellington Street East
The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives link the past, present and future within buildings of historical and architectural significance. The Peel County Courthouse (1867), the Peel County Jail (1867), the Registry Office (1890), and the Peel County international-style building (1958) tell many, many stories.
PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region's culture and heritage. It provides space for preserving and storing cultural and historical artifacts and is also a place where visitors can gain a better understanding of their neighbours, their history and community. At PAMA, visitors engage in conversation, ask questions and tell stories to help make new and fascinating connections.
The Great War Flying Museum
13691 McLaughlin Road
Visit Canada's only Great War flying aircraft museum to see vintage airplanes, uniforms, memorabilia, and more. The Museum is open 11am to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday and holidays, from Victoria Day weekend in May to Labour Day weekend in September. The hangar has crews on-site Tuesdays and Thursdays, performing maintenance and repairs year-round, who welcome visitors from 2pm - 4pm.
Historic Bovaird House
563 Bovaird Drive East
Built c.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.
The Historic Bovaird House is open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 4 pm. The operating season runs from Mid-February to Mid-December. Please book ahead for group tours.
Korean Veterans' National Wall of Remembrance and Ontario Field of Honour
7732 Mavis Road
Just north of Highway 407
The Korea Veterans’ National Wall of Remembrance, a national memorial, commemorates those Canadians who gave their lives in the war. Meadowvale Cemetery’s veteran section is also home to the notable sculpture entitled “Conflict”. Located adjacent to the Korea Veterans’ National Wall of Remembrance is the Ontario Field of Honour, ensuring all Veterans receive a dignified funeral and burial.
The Lorne Scots Regimental Museum
2 Chapel Street
The Regimental Museum reflects the strong history of The Lorne Scots through the display of unique artefacts and telling images. Uniforms, weapons, musical instruments, maps, medals, and documents trace the heroic adventures of the thousands of soldiers who have served in the Regiment.
The Regimental Museum is run by volunteers and is open most Thursday afternoons. Please call ahead to confirm the museum is open.