Consider yourself a history buff? Even if you are not, learning about how things have evolved has been something everyone should know. Plus, a day at the museum can help you expand your horizons.
If you were looking to experience some of the amazing museums in Mississauga, we have just the right ones you need to go to today!
Showing true 19th century life, you are able to get a glimpse into what everyday life was like. With a series of four buildings:
- The Anchorage, an Ontario Regency style cottage from the early nineteenth century;
- The Bradley House, a two-story saltbox-style farmhouse from 1830;
- A restored Port Credit log cabin from the mid 1800s;
- Barn from the turn of the last century.
In addition to the physical architecture on-site, you also have a chance to explore different artifacts and demonstrations (like this). These are designed to put you in the mindset of a settler in the 19th century. Additionally, the museum also regularly hosts special exhibits and art installations that allow you to get better understanding of the growth and history of Mississauga.
2Art Gallery of Mississauga
Located at the Mississauga Civic Centre, the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) offers a cultural view of Mississauga through art. With 18 exhibitions being rotated each year, you can truly experience all of the talented artists right here in Mississauga. If you were curious, the current exhibits being displayed at the AGM; Inaabiwin. This exhibit explores how Indigenous peoples embody a relational approach to understanding and interacting with the world which allows them to engage more deeply through complex relationships with themselves and the natural world. Through colonization, this way of being and knowing has been compromised.
The artists in this exhibition use their varied art practices to reclaim these ways of being and knowing, hoping to restore compromised connections and encourage audiences to follow. Indigenous and non-Indigenous viewers will be encouraged to think about and feel their own relations and how they connect to larger world views. Additionally, the museum also hosts events regularly that both allow you to learn, explore and socialize.
3The Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada
The Sikh community has contributed immensely within Canada. As this museum will allow you to explore the legacy left by history making Sikh Canadians, as you are taken on many journeys throughout the visit here. With a number of different exhibits to explore; from artworks of famous Sikh artists to artifacts from memorable historical events like the Komagata Maru.
4The Egyptian Museum
For those of you intrigued by the Great Pyramids of Giza or the “mummy culture”, the Egyptian museum is a great way to explore those topics. With artifacts from ancient Egypt like King Tut’s death mask, along with exhibits that also explore the later periods within Egypt, such as the Roman occupation. You will get the chance to explore and let out your inner Egyptologist right here in Mississauga.