Behind the Bars is a great family event that offers special evening tours. Go “Behind the Bars” and meet some of “Faces of Gaol” on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Huron Historic Gaol. Experience the history as you explore and learn about life at the Gaol between 1841 and 1911. This interactive event provides visitors with the opportunity to explore this National Historic Site while meeting historical figures from the Gaol’s past. Tour the Gaol and Governor’s House to learn more about the men, women & children who lived and worked behind the bars.
Tuesdays & Thursdays from July 10 to August 28 | 7 to 9 PM
Huron Historic Gaol – Admission: Adults $10, Children $5, Family $25
Read about Diva Trista Russell’s experience last year at “Behind the Bars” HERE
Read on for more great events at the Huron County Museum and Gaol.
Learning and fun! Drop in, Interactive activities to compliment your visit are included with regular admission.
Museum Sundays – 2 PM to 4 PM
Faces of Huron County – July 6 & August 13
Explore the “Our Stories” exhibit while you hunt for clues to uncover the stories of Huron County residents featured in the exhibit. Meet someone you might know have known was from our County.
That’s So Weird! – July 13 & August 10
Discover quirky artifacts from the Huron County Museum’s collection. Will it be neat, gross, or just plain weird?
Melodic Doodads & Gizmos – July 20 & August 17
Try out a variety of different musical instruments and start creating your own music in our “Noteworthy” exhibit.
Victorian Tea Party – July 27 & August 24
The Huron County Museum would like to extend their cordial invitation to a Victorian Tea Party. Enjoy fine teas, crafts, and sweet treats for all.
Gaol Mondays – 2 PM to 4 PM
Escapes! – July 7 & August 4
How would you to escape from our Gaol? Over the wall, through the front door or on the run? Discover how some inmates managed to escape.
Building a Gaol – July 14 & August 11
Learn about our architect, his designs and the Gaol committee. Using a brick Gaol model, add on your own modifications and special touches.
Larceny, Spoil & Destitution – July 21 & August 18
Discover some of the unique laws and charges that would have landed you in our Gaol from 1841 to 1911.
Hangman’s Noose – July 28 to August 25
For more serious crimes some of our inmates spent their last days at the Gaol. What would it have been like to witness their public hanging and learn about the man who had to do the job.
Marine Museum Fridays – 2 PM to 4 PM
July 11 to August 29 – Marine themed crafts & activities such as Harbour Silhouettes, Semaphore and more.