Housing a vast collection of Niagara Falls history, the Museum provides a showcase for the unique history of the famous city.
The recent renovation and expansion was designed by Toronto firm Moryama and Teshima and have three unique galleries telling the most compelling Niagara Falls stories with engaging and hands on exhibitions. The museum is located within steps of the Drummond Hill Cemetery, which is the focal point for the Battle of Lundy’s Lane which was the ‘bloodiest battle of the War of 1812′ and the starting point for any trip to this battlefield will be a visit to the Museum. Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery A gallery dedicated to the history of the War of 1812 and the impact of the War on the citizens of Niagara Falls. From the onset of the War, Niagara Falls was involved in the American invasion into the penisula and was the scene of the Battle of Chippawa and the Battle of Lundy’s Lane. The collections of the Niagara Falls Museums contains many important artefacts related to the War of 1812.
Visitors will explore the history that changed a nation in vivid colour, with images, artefacts, videos and hands-on experiences meant to put you in the action. The Niagara Falls Gallery- Once in this gallery, visitors will be immersed in the history of the iconic City of Niagara Falls, from geological creation of our famous landmark to the daredevils that dared mother nature to the stories of the people who made our city. Three interactive stations in this gallery allow visitors young and old to touch mother nature, span the gorge and become a daredevil.