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There are currently three sites under the care of the Clarington Museums and Archives: The Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (left), Waverley Place (middle – formerly the Bowmanville Museum), and the Clarke Schoolhouse (right).

Please read on to learn more about each of our fantastic sites.

The Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre

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Address: 62 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON | Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm & Thursday from 10am to 8pm | Admission: Free

Located in the former Bowmanville Library, the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (named for its benefactor) houses major parts of our Collection including our archival and artifact collections and our business office. 

This Center’s large exhibit space presents high-quality temporary exhibitions to Clarington throughout the year including traveling exhibits by significant partners such as the Royal Ontario Museum. 

The Administrative Offices of the Clarington Museums and Archives are located within the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre.

Waverley Place

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Address: 37 Silver Street, Bowmanville, ON | Hours: Open for tours by advanced appointment only* | Admission: $3

Originally built as a one-story, Regency style cottage in 1847, Waverley Place (formerly known as the Bowmanville Museum) has been restored as a period home (1901-1930) reflecting the lifestyle of a wealthy merchant family. The nine rooms include a parlour, dining room, conservatory, master bedroom, and a girl and boy bedroom.

Connected by a walking path to Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre. Group Tours, Special Programs & Events, and Site Rentals are available. 

*Open for tours by appointment only – please contact us for more information or to arrange your booking today!

Clarke Schoolhouse

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Address: 7086 Old Kirby School Road, Orono, ON | Hours: Open for tours by advanced appointment only* | Admission: $3

The Clarke Schoolhouse, located on the former land of Nathanial Powers, the first settler in Kirby, has the distinction of being the first designated heritage building in the community.

A turn of the century Blacksmith Shop, outdoor displays of agricultural equipment, and the Volunteer Building surround the One Room Schoolhouse to depict early pioneer life in Clarke Township. Group Tours, Special Programs & Events, and Site Rentals are available. Please contact us for more information.

*Open for tours by appointment only – please contact us for more information or to arrange your booking today!


Contact Us

EMAIL: info@claringtonmuseums.com
PHONE: 905-623-2734
ADDRESS: 62 Temperance St. Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A8