Top 5 Museums in Burlington

Published September 26, 2019 at 8:19 pm

If you’re in Burlington and in-search of world-class and internationally renowned pieces of art, look no further than these 5 local museums.

5) Walt Rickli Interactive Sculpture Garden

Former landscaper Walt Rickli left his family business after 25 years and never looked back; becoming one of North America’s premier stone sculptors. 

The Sculpture Garden features an ongoing rotation of Walt’s hand-carved water sculptures, abstract and realistic stone sculptures, as well as mixed media works. 

The meticulously maintained garden entices hundreds of visitors on a weekly basis.

4) True North Gallery | The Music Gallery of Fine Art

Known as both the True North Gallery and The Music Gallery of Fine Art, the gallery is located just outside of Burlington in the historic Victorian village of Waterdown, Ontario, on the Niagara escarpment.

The gallery is owned and operated by independent Canadian record label, True North Records, and displays over 100 one-of-a-kind pieces of art by famous musicians.

The art is also available for purchase. 

3) Ireland House Museum

Steeped in history, the Ireland House at Oakridge Farm was built between 1835 and 1837. It was the original home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. Descendants occupied the house until 1985 before selling the land to the City of Burlington. 

The Ireland House interprets three distinct time periods and showcases a collection that is largely original. Ninety per cent of the current furnishings are original to the Ireland family.

Ireland House Museum consists of the family home, cottage, and woodlands.

2) Joseph Brant Museum

The Joseph Brant Museum celebrated its official transformational re-opening on Sept 15. 

Thanks to nearly $12 million in upgrades, the museum has been able to launch its inaugural travelling exhibit from Oct 6 through to Jan 12, 2020.

The Joseph Brant Museum announced its first special exhibit will be the Canadian premiere of “Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball” from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

1) Art Gallery of Burlington

Founded in 1978, the Art Gallery of Burlington is the seventh-largest public art gallery in Ontario. Located on the waterfront, the gallery collects and maintains the country’s largest collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics. 

The Gallery is a non-profit registered charitable organization that provides free admission to over 100,000 visitors each year to exhibitions, educational programs, studios, and other activities.

  1. Art Gallery of Burlington
  2. Joseph Brant Museum
  3. Ireland House Museum
  4. True North Gallery | The Music Gallery of Fine Art
  5. Walt Rickli Interactive Sculpture Garden
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