Established in 1940, Museum London stands today as the region’s preeminent venue for Canadian art and historical artifacts. Its permanent collections pay tribute to the city's long and active art history, ranging from the landscape and portraiture paintings of pioneers to the works of leading regional contemporary artists such as Kerry Ferris and Walter Redinger. The gallery's archives also hold more than 35,000 historical artifacts covering the city of London’s history and the advanced technology that allowed it to be airlifted directly from England.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.
A child explores a cave's rock formations, stumbling upon drawings left by humans eons ago. Not far away, another child unearths something millions of years older—dinosaur fossils. For more than three decades, the London Children's Museum has stimulated imaginations through such interactive exhibits, helping children learn through play instead of fact memorization or encyclopedia ingestion. Stretched across three floors, nine permanent exhibits couple with travelling displays to explore everything from jellyfish to space exploration and 1880s schoolhouses. To extend this educational and recreational reach, the museum offers field trips, educational programs, and premium special events for preschoolers through 12-year-olds. They also offer memberships for frequent visitors, which come with benefits such as discounted pricing for birthday parties and day camps.
The Museum of Ontario Archaeology takes visitors on an enlightening tour through the past 11,000 years of human occupation of Southwestern Ontario, based on evidence found in site excavations and Tim Hortons explorations. The museum also shares its privileged plot with the Lawson Prehistoric Iroquoian Village, the site where Neutral Iroquoians constructed their cribs in the 16th century A.D. The village is Canada's only on-going excavation and reconstruction of a prehistoric village and is home to numerous artifacts extracted from their earthen wombs by OB-archaeologists. Inside the museum, visitors can check out the feature exhibit "Forgotten Women - "Dreaming Ourselves Alive Again", an artistic amalgamation of photography, texts, movies, and poetry about missing and murdered Canadian aboriginal women, created by the museum's curator Dr. Gloria Alvernaz Mulcahy.