Museum London is Southwestern Ontario's leading establishment for the collection and presentation of visual art and material culture. Through public and educational programming, special events and exhibitions, Museum London strives to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of regional art, culture and history.

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At the heart of a great museum is its collection and Museum London is proud to have one of Canada's most important art collections, and one of the most significant historical artifact collections in Ontario. Our art collection has more than 5,000 regional and Canadian works and our 50,000 artifacts reflect the history of the City of London as an important regional urban centre in Southwestern Ontario.

Museum London was established in 1940, operating from the London Public Library until 1980 when architect Raymond Moriyama was commissioned to design its current home at the forks of the Thames River in downtown London, Ontario. In 1989, the then London Regional Art Gallery amalgamated with the London Historical Museum, creating what is known today as Museum London.

In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation we would like to acknowledge that Museum London operates within the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron (Neutral), and Wendat peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. This territory is the homeland of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee Delaware Nation. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole.

Our Mission

Museum London mobilizes art and history to build community and co-create an inspired future.

Our Vision

A leading art and history resource that connects communities, inspires change, challenges ways of thinking, and ignites creativity towards a more just world.


Museum London is proud to show that sustainability and the arts go hand-in-hand. Through our membership in Green Economy London, we have committed to measuring, publicly reporting, and setting reduction targets related to environmental stewardship. Along with over 250 Green Economy Leaders, we are demonstrating that a more sustainable economy is possible.

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