Visit the Museum

Service Update (March 8, 2023): Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre has re-opened, Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm!

Please note that the elevator is out of service.

The Sarah Jane Williams Centre is open for research assistance and/or self-directed tours of exhibits with no appointments required. Research appointments are encouraged so staff may have the requested materials available.

If required, please complete and send the Research Request Form in advance of your appointment, so staff can ensure materials are prepared and ready for your use.

For more information or if you have any questions, please phone 905-623-2734 or email

Waverley Place and Clarke Schoolhouse locations remain closed.


Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre
Open Tuesdays to Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Updated Hours of Operation, Collections Project Work

As of December 1, 2022, the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre will be closed Mondays and Friday to facilitate on-going Museum and Archives collections project work.

Staff will be working behind-the-scenes to complete a full inventory and assessment of all Museum and Archives belongings. This project will ensure each museum belonging fits the collections mandate and standards as outlined in the organization’s Collections Management Policy.

As part of this review process, staff will follow established standards and guidelines for collections care as provided by the Canadian Museum Association, and Ontario Museum Association as well as the Standards for Community Museums in Ontario.

Improvements to storage and display areas at each of the Museum and Archives locations as well as thorough cleaning will also be undertaken, which will cause some intermittent unavailability within our spaces.

Thank you for your support throughout this ongoing project. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns regarding this matter.



ClaringTown has re-opened! All interactive elements, toys, and activities are now available! We can’t wait to see you!

Hand sanitizer is available, and we encourage members to clean hands before and after visiting ClaringTown.



Contact Us

PHONE: 905-623-2734
ADDRESS: 62 Temperance St. Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A8