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During the construction of Aurora’s new Library Square development the Aurora Museum & Archives will be temporarily re-located to Town Hall.

The Aurora Museum & Archives serves as a repository for the collective stories and experiences of the Town of Aurora.  We are committed to preserving, promoting and presenting the vibrant and ever changing character of the Town by making our collection accessible and available.

Current Exhibits

Swift & Bold: The Queen's York Rangers- On exhibit through to February 29, 2020

 swift and bold film pictureFrom the York Militia to the Queen's York Rangers - 1st American Regiment, discover how deep Aurora's military roots run.

Located on the second floor of 22 Church Street, this comprehensive exhibition features regimental artifacts and archival items that tell the story of the Queen’s York Rangers and their connection to Aurora.

This is a collaborative exhibition between the Aurora Museum & Archives and the Queen’s York Rangers Regimental Museum.

Town Park: A Community Storybook (Online exhibit)
Historical photo of race at Town Park

Town Park has been a focal point in the Town of Aurora for over 150 years. Over the years and across generations, this tiny plot of land has played host to thousands of visitors seeking a sense of community. It served as a casual meeting place, site of celebration, active sports field and military establishment. Woven into the very fabric of Aurora, Town Park: A Community Storybook recalls the compelling history of a place that is much more than a neighbourhood park

Town Park: A Community Storybook has received funding from the Virtual Museum of Canada' s Community Stories Investment Program.​


Downtown core renderingDownload the On This Spot app to view over 100 historical photos of Aurora and compare them to carefully restaged photos from the same perspective today. Using the in-app camera, you can create your own ‘then and now' photos, and superimpose yourself into historic photos of Aurora. There are also self-guided tours that give you unparalleled access to our local history.


Hours & Location​:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

22 Church Street (2nd floor)
Aurora, ON L4G 1G4


For inquiries, please contact:

Shawna White, Curator 

905-727-3123 Ext.3710

Michelle Johnson, Collections & Exhibitions Coordinator

905-727-3123, Ext. 3711