Museum and Labyrinth
3 unique attractions at one location - 267 Edmund Street in Carleton Place
- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
- The Victoria School and Community Gardens
- The Labyrinth (information brochure)
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Spend an afternoon visiting the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum to find out more about the rich history of Carleton Place.
Built in 1872 as the original town hall, the building was home to the community offices, an upstairs meeting hall and a jail.
Within six years there was a shortage of school space in town and after much heated debate the building was converted to the Victoria School. It remained in operation until 1969.
The museum, which houses a large collection of local artifacts from the town of Carleton Place and Beckwith Township, is also home to a large number of documentary artifacts, textiles and photographs relating to local families. The museum has attractive exhibits for all ages and is wheelchair accessible. Group tours are welcome by appointment.
Hours of Operation:
June 1st to Labour Day
Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fall hours from Sept. 2 until October 12th are Tuesday through Saturday 1 - 4pm.
Victoria School Garden
The first project of the Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society when it formed in 1988 was the transformation of the hard-packed cinder playground into this lovely oasis on the North side of town.
The garden is designed, planted and maintained by the Horticultural Society members who donate plants from their own gardens along with their time and gardening talents.
Take a few moments to relax on the bench under the vine-covered trellis and view the original Carleton Place horse watering trough, now a delightful planter.
Then wander through the 20th Anniversary Celebration arbour and hedge to visit the Community Gardens Project and the garden shed decorated by local youth.
The labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool that has been used for over 4,000 years. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth guides the walker through a series of turns leading eventually to the center of the pattern.
The way in is the way out.
Walking a labyrinth is reported to support healing, meditation and personal growth.
Walk the community labyrinth at 267 Edmund Street.