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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Email: info@museumontowerhill.com
Phone: 705-746-5365
Adults $5
Senior/Child $3
Pass Holders FREE

* Please note that due to storage and staff constraints, the West Parry Sound District Museum is not accepting donations until June 2024. 


The West Parry Sound District Museum or Museum on Tower Hill has 4 collections – Artifact, Archival, Reference and Education. Our mandate is to collect, preserve and share the West Parry Sound District’s history for future generations. The District includes the municipalities of Parry Sound, Carling, McDougall, McKellar, the Archipelago, Seguin, Whitestone, Wasauksing First Nation, Shawanaga First Nation, and Magnetawan First Nation. Artifacts (3-D objects) and Archival Materials such as documents, books and photographs pertaining to this catchment area may be donated to the Museum by appointment.

The Museum is interested in collecting items from a wide range of time periods, including the recent past! Items from community events, local businesses and organizations, and family memorabilia will help tell the story of the West Parry Sound District for years to come.

For donations that we consider to be of more significance to a neighbouring museums and archives, we would be pleased to refer you to the appropriate institution and provide contact information.

*Collecting stories from the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Donate:

Step 1:
 Fill out the Request to Donate Form and email to info@museumontowerhill.com OR call (705)-746-5365 to make an appointment.

Some of the information you will be asked to provide when emailing or calling museum staff about a potential donation is listed below:

  • Your name and contact information (Phone Number, Permanent Address & Email).
  • A description of the object/archival document(s)
  • Who owned it/where did it come from?
  • Does it relate to the West Parry Sound District? (Did the owner live here, was the document produced here, etc.)
  • What year does the item date to (if known)
  • Please attach a photograph of the item to your email.

If you wish to donate more than 7 items, please fill out the Additional Detailed Object List Form.


Step 2: A staff member will contact you for additional information (if required) and to make arrangements for donation if the item(s) are to be accepted.

Please note: due to space restrictions, duplicates and other factors, not all offered items will be accepted into the Permanent Collection.


Step 3: Donors will be asked to bring the donation to the Museum and sign a Gift Agreement, which will transfer ownership of the item(s) from yourself to the Museum on Tower Hill.




*Please be advised that it may take up to four weeks to have your donation request processed and reviewed by collections staff. Once your request has been reviewed, you will be contacted and informed as to whether or not your donation has been accepted into the Permanent Collection.


Thank you for considering the Museum on Tower Hill for your donation!




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Phone: 705-746-5365 Fax: 705-746-8775 E-mail info@museumontowerhill.com
Funding provided by the
Government of Ontario.