421 Ridout Street North
N6H 5H4
Phone: 519 661 0333
Website: http://www.museumlondon.c

Museum London

Museum London has a year-round program of art exhibitions of contemporary and historical art and a community historical museum with a focus on London and region. Films, concerts, adult and children's art classes, day art tours and summer art/historical/heritage walking tours, lectures and special events are offered. It also operates Eldon House, London's oldest surviving private dwelling built in 1834.

Historical Collection:
Paintings and drawings from London's past, with work ranging from Paul Peel to Eva Bradshaw. Many images of early London and surrounds are captured through the eyes of these area artists.

Historical Artifacts:
Experience London's exciting cultural heritage told through the people and events that shaped the city. With over 25.000 items in our collection, we're preserving the past for the future.

Eldon House:
Explore London's oldest residence. The house and it's recreated 19th century gardens is a place of beauty and tranquility. During the summer months traditional teas are served in the afternoon.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (5)

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Permanent Collection

Museum London’s collection of contemporary art numbers more than 2500 works in various media representing 840 Canadian and international artists. It is a collection that is widely regarded nationally. Many of the works in the collection can be viewed on an ongoing basis in the Museum’s four permanent collection galleries, and are included in Museum London’s temporary exhibitions.
The Museum’s collection features work by such celebrated London artists as Paterson Ewen, Jack Chambers and Greg Curnoe, as well as Canadian artists Attila Richard Lukacs, Joanne Todd, and Barbara Steinman. Our international collection includes work by British artist David Hockney and American Andy Warhol.


Patricia Deadman: Ground Cover
Lorraine Ivey Shuttleworth Community Gallery
June 9 to October 20, 2007

John Scott: Black Sun
Centre Gallery
March 24 to October 7, 2007

Public Pictures / Private Homes:
London's lending Library of Canadian Art (1942-1975)
Forum Gallery
May 12 to August 12, 2007

Invention to Innovation
Lawson Family Gallery
February 10 to August 12, 2007

Playful Pursuits: Toys and Dolls from the Permanent Collection
Lawson Family Gallery
March 10 to August 5, 2007

Previous Exhibitions

Students Telling Tales
Lorraine Ivey Shuttleworth Community Gallery
February 24 to June 3, 2007

Forthcoming exhibitions

The Writing is on the Wall
Volunteer, Moore and Interior Galleries
September 2, 2006 to August 26, 2007

Lasting Impressions:
Celebrated Works from the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Ivey Galleries
June 23 to September 16, 2007


Admission by donation

Opening hours

Until September 3
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
After September 3
12 noon to 5:00 pm
Tuesday through Sunday
Closed Mondays
Admission by donation

Getting there

Museum London is located at 421 Ridout Street North in downtown London at the intersection of Dundas and Ridout Streets overlooking the Forks of the Thames River. Eldon House is located just north at 481 Ridout Street overlooking Harris Park. Both are served by the London Transit Commission. There is ample parking on the Museum London site as well as several parking lots nearby.


The Gallery Shop
Operated by the Volunteer Committee, the Gallery Shop offers a selection of the finest work of Canadian artists and artisans. The shop is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5:00 pm. Museum London members receive a 10% discount on any purchase.

On the Fork Restaurant and Lounge
Tuesday - Sunday Lunch - 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday - Saturday Dinner from 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Be A Sunday Artist
1:00 to 3:45 pm
Clare Bice Creative Centre
Be A Sunday Artist! Drop in and join in the hands on creativity after or before a self-guided tour of Museum London exhibitions. Every talent is welcomed and encouraged to participate (free of charge). We supply the materials and a monitor is ready to assist you. so just bring your imagination and have fun with family and friends!
Parents and guardians are asked to supervise their budding artists.


Summer Classes for children ages 7 to 11:
Museum London is offering two sessions of two week summer art classes for children, each featuring a different theme. Young artists develop visual and verbal vocabularies while learning to express themselves using a variety of media and techniques in a stimulating and fun environment!

Session 1: Art and the Environment
July 3 to 13, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Session 2: Sequential Art
July 16 to 27, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Kids Art:
Saturdays, April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26
click here for more information...

Art Sparks for Ages 3 to 5
Cost $75 (Non-members $90)

Creative Capers for Ages 6 to 8
Cost $100 (Non-members $115)

Adventures in Art for Ages 9 to 11
Cost $100 (Non-members $115)

Please click here for more details of all programs


Adult Art Classes
Lost Secrets of the Old Masters
Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 13

Life Drawing
Thursdays, April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31


Memberships provide major funding for Museum London and members enjoy many special benefits including discounts on all gallery programs, free admission to Eldon House and private tours for members.

Venue hire

Our specially designed facilities and gourmet catering can accommodate your reception, wedding, banquet or meeting.
Call 519.661.2500, ext. 4265
or e-mail to book your special event.