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Museum Month
May 02, 2019

5 Ways to Celebrate Museum Month

May is Museum Month across Ontario! This month is an invitation to explore and celebrate the 700+ museums, galleries, and heritage sites across the province. Here are just a few ways you can celebrate the work museums do in your community.


Did you know London, Ontario is home to 15 museums? There’s no better time to visit one of these organizations than Museum Month! Attend an exhibit opening or special event, revisit a favourite gallery, or explore a new part of your city. You’re sure to discover something new! View a list of London museums here.


It takes many hands to run the number of exhibitions, programs, and events put on by museums every year! If you have a special skill or talent, like meeting new people, and are looking to give back to your community, consider volunteering at your local museum. Whether you’re a high school student, working professional, or retiree, there is a volunteer opportunity for you! Check out these non-profit volunteer opportunities in London, Ontario. 

Share Your Story

It’s no secret museums love stories. If you’ve ever visited a museum, share your story with them! Your experience at their organization, what you learned while visiting, your favourite memories of their building - these are all meaningful reminders of the important work they do. Send them an email or share with them on social media. If you have a story or memory to share of the London Children’s Museum, let us know!


Museums rely on the generosity of donors in order to run programs, operate exhibits, and preserve and display artifacts. Did you know museums are registered charities? Your gift is tax-deductible. Learn more about giving to the London Children’s Museum. 

Gifts in Kind

Non-cash gifts can be extremely valuble to museums and heritage organizations. From large works of art to craft supplies, these items can enhance learning experiences for many museum visitors. Contact your local museum to see if your gift in-kind can be of help. If you have something that may be of use at London Children’s Museum, tell us about it!