Museum is temporarily closed due to provincial lockdown and inability to comply with Covid19 distancing requirements inside museum

Our History

Officially opened in September 2011, our Model Ship Museum is one of the Eastern Ontario's most fascinating new attractions. Marvel at one of the finest private collections of model ships in the world. Each model has been painstakingly built according to original plans using the finest of exotic woods. The collection is exquisitely displayed in a restored 1880's home overlooking the St Lawrence River's Seaway Lock at Iroquois. 

Young and old alike are simply amazed at the detailed carvings, intricate rigging and amazing histories of the ships and miniature military figures on display. 

In celebration of the bicentenial of the War of 1812, the Museum has a unique exhibit of British and American warships from that period. 

Set aside at least 1.5 hours to tour the museum before or after your visit to such other nearby attractions including Upper Canada Village, Fort Wellington, or the Upper Canada Playhouse. If you are from out-of-town, stayover at one of our waterfront efficiency cottages (see for details)

The museum is air conditioned and handicap accessible. Tour and bus groups are welcome. Free guided tours are available upon advance request.