Museums

Belleville's Museums

Come and explore Belleville’s historical museums that showcase the cities proud heritage and culture. Whether you are a history buff or not these astonishing museums will take you on an aw-inspiring trip into the 1800’s and then back to present day.
A piece of advice, a Canadian National Historic Site is an absolute must see when presented the opportunity (hint, hint).

Glanmore National Historic Site

Designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1969 in recognition of its exceptional 2nd Empire architecture, Glanmore was built in 1882 – 1883 for wealthy banker J.P.C. Philips and his wife Harriet Dougall Philips. The grand interior includes hand-painted ceilings and ornate woodwork. Many rooms have been restored to the 1890s with period room displays containing some original furnishings as well as objects from the Couldrey Collection. Local history is highlighted in Glanmore’s lower level and includes the Early Homestead display and Maid of All Work: Domestic Service at Glanmore exhibit. Winner of 2016 Peter Stokes Restoration Award from the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. Discover Belleville’s treasure – open year-round!

The Regimental Museum

Learn about the amazing history of The Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment, one of Canada’s most prestigious reserve infantry regiments. The Army Reserve (or Militia) have an incredible story and The Regimental Museum is the perfect place to see and learn about that history. The museum features a collection of uniforms, badges, diaries, equipment, weaponry and other memorabilia from the 1800’s, WWI, WWII and up to present day. Located in the Armory on the corner of Bridge and Pinnacle Street. Open Tuesdays from 1pm to 4pm or by appointment.

The Belleville Fire Department Exhibit

Discover the fascinating history of the Belleville Fire Department in this interactive exhibit and display at Headquarters Fire Station on Bettes Street. Here you will learn about 180+ years of firefighting in Belleville. Search the map to find out about significant fires. Discover the inner workings of hoses and protective gear. Snap a selfie wearing a bunker coat. This free exhibit may be visited during regular office hours.