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Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes

Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes​An immersive ‘escape room’ experience with nautical-themed puzzles and challenges. Suitable for groups of 2-6 people.

Special Events

There’s always something new on the horizon. Discover our upcoming events, spread the word, and mark your calendar.

Children &
Youth (Age 5-13)

Programs to ignite curiosity and provide opportunity for exploration! Delivered virtually or in-person, these group programs can be adapted for ages 5-13.


The Nautical Nights Speaker Series, in partnership with Kingston Yacht Club (KYC), has become an annual tradition at the Great Lakes Museum.


Life-long learning is a journey of continuous growth and development, enriching our lives with new knowledge and perspectives. Immerse yourself in the history of the Great Lakes!

About the

Archives and artefacts. A library collection covering all aspects of Canadian shipping and marine heritage. Photographs, shipping company collections and shipbuilding and design collections.

Ship Lists

A selection of unique registers of ships and individuals that were compiled to facilitate the research process.

Ways of Giving

Donate your time. Donate your money. Become a member. Leave a gift in your will. There are many ways to support the museum and we appreciate your interest in supporting the Great Lakes Museum!

The Story of the Great Lakes Museum

‘Know the Ropes’ – Museum News & Stories

Explore the rich maritime history of the Great Lakes, read the stories of our artefacts, find out interesting information to share at your next party! Know the Ropes shares a mix of museum news and interesting stories.

Support the Museum


Join Our Crew

Join the Crew!

Volunteer your time and talents at the Great Lakes Museum. The useum engages volunteers at all levels of its operation. Gardeners, tour guides, restoration – we will put you to work!


Membership at the Museum


Join a community of like-minded individuals and support an organisation you are passionate about. Plus, enjoy exclusive member benefits like access to museum experiences.


Donate - Regular Gifts

Ways of Giving

It takes a community to support a museum. The support we receive can come in many forms, but all ensures we can continue to grow and fulfill our mission.


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Funders and Supporters

Thank you to our community of dedicated supporters and grant providers. The impact of your support is evident in the experiences we offer and the visitors with whom we engage.


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Interested in promoting your business and supporting the Museum? Consider sponsoring of one our programs, experiences or restoration projects.


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