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Brantford In Every Season

Brantford In Every Season

With winter soon to make its appearance, curb your indoor boredom and the risk of cabin fever with some of Brantford’s year round sites. Bell Homestead National Historic Site | 94 Tutela Heights Rd. | 519-756-6220 Explore beautiful 19th century pieces as you tour through Bell Homestead National Historic Site. Learn about the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell from one of the passionate and knowledgeable tour operators, stand in Eliza Bell’s kitchen, and walk throug...
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Brantford attractions honoured in ABA’s “Best of the Best”

Brantford attractions honoured in ABA’s “Best of the Best”

Each year the American Bus Association (ABA) features the “Best of the Best” Editor’s Pick, which honours outstanding travel industry members who go above and beyond for the group tour industry. Winners are featured in both the digital and print copies of ABA’s November/December issue of Destinations Magazine, which reaches over 3,800 members in North America and Canada. The digital issue can be viewed online now. Tourism Brantford is proud to announce that three local a...
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Welcome back to the Bell Homestead

Welcome back to the Bell Homestead

After a six month closure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Bell Homestead National Historic Site happily reopened its doors on September 8, 2020. Bell Homestead is open for pre-booked tours only. Six one-hour tours will be conducted Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The museum will be closed between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. for lunch. In an effort to ensure the safety of staff and visitors, face coverings will be mandatory indoors, but can be taken off while...
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Brantford’s Museums Stay Connected

Brantford’s Museums Stay Connected

Museums aren’t on the list of essential services that can remain open to the public, but that doesn’t mean they’re not still offering opportunities for you and your family to learn more about our history. Although we miss these enriching attractions, we can’t help but be inspired by their strong programs that are keeping them connecting to their communities. Here are some of the great, adapted programs that a few of Brantford’s museums are offering right now:  ...
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May is Museum Month in Brantford

May is Museum Month in Brantford

May is Museum Month in Ontario, and museums across Brantford are celebrating with open houses, new exhibitions, and special events. Museums are important in our community, and do much more than preserve local artifacts and history. Our local museums help to better our understanding of who we are as individuals and as a community through facilitating both self-reflection and conversations. Guided tours are a great way to learn behind-the-scenes stories from museum staff and volunteers; special ...
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Eliza Bell’s Sketchbooks Restored

Eliza Bell’s Sketchbooks Restored

Four sketchbooks, along with various other personal items belonging to Eliza (nee Symonds) and Melville Bell – parents of Alexander Graham Bell, were donated to the Bell Homestead National Historic Site from the Dr. Mabel Grosvenor archives by her nieces and nephews in 2007. The sketchbooks came into Dr. Mabel’s possession after the passing of her mother, Elsie Bell Grosvenor, oldest daughter of Alexander and Mabel Bell. Prior to this, they were in Alexander Graham Bell’s posse...
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4th Annual Brant Museum Crawl

4th Annual Brant Museum Crawl

Enjoy brand new exhibits, walking tours, open houses, and special events developed especially for Brant Museum Crawl.
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