Site Details for Doors Open London 2018

September 16 - 17, 2017

Unconventional. Unbelievable. Unforgettable.

Over 40 heritage buildings, museums, and London treasures will open their doors to the community and give Londoners never-before-seen glances into our community's past. For more than 15 years, Doors Open London has offered one-of-a-kind cultural experiences to Londoners.

For 2017 Doors Open London will celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary in style, offering new experiences, new sites, and new amazing things for Londoners to DO! Thank you to our founding corporate sponsor, London Life.

The London Heritage Council office is the headquarters for Doors Open London 2017. Have a question? Please feel free to stop by our office at Innovation Works or call us with questions throughout the weekend at 519.930.2140 or visit www.londonheritage.ca.  


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427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum      

2155 Crumlin Side Road / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm

Located on the grounds of The London International Airport, this historical building was constructed in 1940 as an Airman's Canteen where wartime personnel could relax and refresh. Post-war, it remained in use throughout the Korean and NATO eras until purchased by 427 Wing. The building is believed to be the last representative and still usable building of its kind in Southwestern Ontario.

Things to do!  

  • Come and view interactive and static displays and see how the museum is working to preserve Southwestern Ontario’s rich aviation history.  
  • Self-guided and guided tours of more than 100 different models of aircraft.
  • Enjoy self-operated computer flight simulators for children and adults.
  • Enjoy lunch and refreshments for sale.
 

Attic Books        

240 Dundas Street / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm 

Attic Books is a large century building in the heart of Downtown London that has hosted merchants and craftsmen for over a century. Walls of books set off the historic nature of this charming building, where Londoners have shopped for over 100 years. Come and see one of London's best kept literary and cultural treasures!

Things to do!  

  • Learn about the building’s history and growth as guides take you through this beautiful local landmark. 
  • Check out exhibits of the history of the building,  the downtown area, and major events in London's past.
  • Meet Jennifer Grainger, author of "From the Vault: A Photo-History of London to 1950" and "Early London 1826-1914," who will be giving a talk about London's past.

  • Meet Dan Mezza, a local bookbinder, and Jennifer Robertson from Books and Paper Conservation Services and see demonstrations of their trade.

  • Come and learn about our mysterious ghost "Roland" in the basement.

Street parking is available. Enter at the front on Dundas Street.

 

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame      

267 Dundas Street / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm

The J. Allyn Taylor Building, originally a Bank of Toronto constructed in 1928, is a Renaissance Revival building using multiple stories in a unified pattern. The inside of the building took on a whole new look in 2003 and the only recognizable ‘banking’ features remaining are three vaults – two in the Exhibit Hall and one on the landing between the first and second floors. The main floor still features a coved ceiling, elaborate moulding and marble floors and trim.

Things to do!  

  • Visit us and feel proud to be a Canadian! Stand amidst the laureate portrait gallery and watch on video or read about over 100 remarkable Canadians and their contributions to medicine and health care in Canada and the world over.  
  • Explore fascinating exhibits featuring ground-breaking medical discoveries
  • Activities for kids include puzzles to highlight the importance of teamwork and scavenger hunts.    
  • Self-guided tour books are available as well as mini-guided tours.
 
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City Hall

300 Dufferin Avenue / Saturday 10am - 4pm.

 

 
 

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17 1 / 2 edward street / sunday 12pm - 4pm

 

Things to do!  

  • Step out of the everyday and into the immersive world of Mental Floss Sideshow!  
  • Join explorers Professor Archibald Floss and Doctor Charlotte Tann on a tantalizing tour of sights rarely seen.  
  • Hear the tallest of tales garnered from their travels to the five corners of the globe!
 
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HMCS Prevost  

19 Becher Street / Saturday 10am  – 2PM

HMCS Prevost is London’s Naval Reserve Division at the Forks of the Thames! Naval Reservists are individuals engages in their civilian lives while pursuing a military career. The sailors of HMCS Prevost are active in both the local and national communities, providing vital emergency services, fundraising for local charities, and participate in numerous community events.

Things to do!  

  • Explore the Naval Reserve Division in London, HMCS Prevost. 
  • Learn about the history of this reserve with small group tours available throughout the day.
  • Be sure to visit HMCS Prevost Naval Memorial Park and view the nationally recognized Battle of the Atlantic Memorial and deck gun from HMCS Fraser.
 
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John P. Metras Sports Museum  

100 Alumni Hall, 1151 Richmond Street (Western University) / Saturday 12pm  - 6pm

The John P. Metras Sports Museum chronicles the athletic history of Western University and is the only university sports museum in Canada. Our collection of artifacts and memorabilia span from the 19th century to the 1900s.

Things to do!  

  • Discover the fascinating history of sports at Western and view their special collection of artefacts and memorabilia including leather football helmets, vintage uniforms and rare photographs.
  • Take a guided tour with the museum curator.
 
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London Clay Art Centre      

664 Dundas Street / Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 3pm 

Visitors will enjoy a guided tour that reveals the rich history of this late-Victorian building, the story of the London Potters Guild and the processes involved in making pottery. The focus will be on the Mosaic Project, a gigantic tile mural designed and created of clay for Canada’s 150 celebration, on the exterior East wall. Children can enjoy a special hands-on clay activity.

Things to do!  

  • Enjoy guided tours that reveal the rich history of this late-Victorian building.  
  • Special hands-on clay activities for the kids.  
  • See wheel demonstrations, historical stained-glass windows, and other traces of the original building. 
 
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London Fire Station No. 4    

807 Colborne Street / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm 

At the turn of the twentieth century, Fire Chief John A. Roe requested a new station to serve the north end of the city. In 1909, No. 4 Fire Station was built on the corner of Colborne and St. James streets, Architect Arthur E. Nutter designed the station in an abstract Italianate style, featuring a simplified Tuscan tower, broad eaves, and pilasters above the fire hall door.

Things to do!  

  • Join a retired fire officer on a guided tour.  
  • Get a tour of Engine No. 4 from the in-service crew of a fire captain and 3 firefighters when they are not responding to alarms.  
  • Learn fire safety information from Public Fire and Life Safety Educators and Fire Prevention Inspectors.
  • Children who attend will receive fire safety colouring books and stickers.  
  • Firefighters will even slide down the fire pole to amuse children and grown-ups alike.
 
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London Model Railroad Group Inc.    

69 Holborn Avenue / Saturday 10am – 4pm & Sunday 11am – 3pm 

The LMRG began in 1938 where it was located at 68 Dundas St. until 1970 when it moved to its current location. There is 1000ft. of mainline, hand laid track, with all handmade switches. Trains include 3-18 car scratch built circus trains, several scratch built cars and engines.

Things to do!    

  • As you enter the Lake Erie International Building, your attention will immediately be drawn to a full operational O Scale railway measuring 40x100ft.
  • Watch as steam and diesel engines pull model passenger and freight trains.    
  • Several miniature buildings will be on display including London’s CPR station, and there are three operational lift bridges. In addition, see displays of number boards, switch keys and conductor ticket punches. Parking available on back and South side of lot.
 
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Museum London      

 421 Ridout Street North / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm / Museum Hack Tours AT 11am,1pm,3pm, 4pm

There’s more at the Museum. For more than 70 years, we have preserved, interpreted and shared the story of London and Londoners through the exhibition of art and artifacts and the presentation of public programs. Plan your visit to discover exceptional art, rich history, and new possibilities.

Things to do!  

  • Come discover surprises pulled from historical collections .
  • Explore exhibitions and refuel at the Rhino Café for lunch or specialty sweets.  
  • Shop for art in the Muse Shop .
  • On both days, join international museum innovators “Museum hack” for a one-of-a-kind museum tour that will make you see the museum in a new light.
  • Join the curator of Regional History as she reveals the unbelievable stories behind some of Museum London’s most unusual artifacts from the vaults like the Peg Leg Brown story. Talks are at 1:30 and 3:30pm both days.
 
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St. John Ambulance      

741 King Street / Saturday 10am – 4pm

Established in 1883 in Quebec City, St. John Ambulance was the first organization to teach first aid courses in Canada. Now a national organization with branches from coast-to-coast, St. John Ambulance has a proud tradition of volunteer work in our communities. In any disaster, human or natural, St. John Ambulance Canada volunteers are there to offer assistance, expertise, caring and compassion. Our tradition of coming to the aid of Canadian communities reaches back well over a century.

Things to Do!  

  • Explore the Canadian Historical Documentation & Imaging Group (Canadigm) exhibit with digital recordings of historic sites, documents and artefacts related to Canadian history!
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201 King Street / Saturday 10am – 4pm

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Banting House National Historic Site of Canada    

442 Adelaide Street North / Saturday 10am – 4:30pm & Sunday 10am – 4:30pm 

This Queen Anne style home (1900) has served as a private residence/medical practice, boarding house, commercial office and museum. Notable residents include Roland Hill and Sir Frederick Banting. Acquired by the Canadian Diabetes Association in 1981.It was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1997.  The site also features “The Flame of Hope”, Banting statue, and stylized globe representing Canada’s gift of insulin to the world and offers an expanded ceremonial and serene garden where the public can relax and reflect.

Things to do!  

  • Become acquainted with Major Sir Frederick Banting through a self-guided tour, enhanced with commentary from experienced guides.
  • See the bedroom where Banting conceived his idea that led to the discovery of insulin, “the most important Canadian medical discovery of the 20th century.”  
  • View exhibits devoted to Banting’s art, completed under the tutelage of AY Jackson, and his service in both World Wars.  
  • Join us and experience the life and career of one of our most celebrated international heroes and the man voted Canada’s fourth greatest Canadian.  

Parking is available immediately behind Banting House National Historic Site, set up near the Square. Second-floor exhibits are not wheelchair accessible.

 
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 Centre for Digital and Performance Arts

137 Dundas Street / Saturday 10am – 2pm

In January 2014, Fanshawe College opened the doors on the first phase of the Centre for Digital and Performance Arts. Located right in the heart of downtown London, the 50,000-sq. ft. facility is home to a number of creative programs and offers students contemporary facilities with immediate access to arts, entertainment, parks, shopping and more.

Things to do!  

  • Come out and see the inner workings of motion capture.

  • See theatre costumes created by Fanshawe’s costume production program over the last 4 years.

  • Explore Fanshawe’s latest addition of a video game research lab.

  • Visit the Good Foundation Theatre to see how Fanshawe has contributed to downtown London since opening in January 2014.

 
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Don wright faculty of music at western university

1151 Richmond Street North (Talbot College and Music Building)/ Saturday 9:30am – 12:30 pm

Western University's Don Wright Faculty of Music welcomes more than 20,000 members of the community each year for concerts, outreach programming and special events. As we kick off a new academic year and concert season, and as we look toward the Grand Opening of our new Music Building facility in October, join us for Doors Open London.

Things to do!  

  • Take a guided tour - including performance, rehearsal and research spaces. 
  • Watch the New Horizons Adult Band rehearse - Western’s program was the first New Horizons Band in Canada, and remains one of the largest programs of its kind in North America with approximately 200 participants.
  • As London prepares to welcome the 2019 JUNO Awards, come and learn more about Western's long musical history in education, research, performance and composition.
 
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The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory

1151 Richmond Street / Saturday 2pm – 10pm

The Hume Cronyn Observatory at Western University was built in 1940 in the collegiate gothic style by noted local architect O. Roy. Moore.  Located on the campus, the observatory is used for undergraduate laboratories and for the ‘Public Night’ and ‘Exploring the Stars’ programs.  It currently houses three telescopes on the same mounting: the original 25.4cm refractor and small Schmidt camera, as well as a 30cm reflector.

Things to do!  

  • Look safely at the sun with a solar telescope, viewing sunspots and prominences on the surface.  
  • Take a basement-to-dome tour of the observatory including the period room, a re-creation of observatory director H.R. Kingston’s office, artifacts from the early days of the observatory and special Canada 150 exhibits.
  • Come in the evening for public stargazing at 7pm!
 
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L’Arche London     

4448 Colonel Talbot Road / Saturday 9am – 2pm & Sunday 1pm – 5pm

The Gathering Place is a new 8,000 square feet facility in Lambeth. This day facility will serve the unique needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities who are seeking meaningful day participation. The Gathering Place will provide a caring environment for people from all walks of life through rich and varied programming.

Things to do!  

  • Create a mosaic or another piece of art!  
  • Join a drumming circle, an adaptive cooking class, and/or perform with the Music Club!  
  • Enjoy guided tours of the new Gathering Place and learn about the site’s day programs.  
  • Come and see the gifts that people with disabilities have to offer our community
 
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London Community Woodshop    

195 Horton Street East / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm

The London Community Woodshop is a unique community space with access to professional tools and instruction. A place where woodworkers can experiment, learn new techniques and start a business. A space where Do it Yourselfers can work on a project for their home, and community groups can build garden boxes! A first for London, the Woodshop offers workshops led by local artisans, affordable memberships, and a new therapeutic woodworking program.

Things to do!  

  • Visit the only community woodshop in London and see woodworking in action!

  • See demonstrations and specialized equipmnt.

  • Try your hand at using a spoke shave and much more.

  • Participate in hands-on-activities and learn about wood grains, how different kinds of wood are used and tool safety.

 
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London Life Insurance Company  

255 Dufferin Avenue / Sunday 10am – 4pm

Enter this impressive Neo-Classical building and discover the wonderful architectural features that have graced the foyer since 1926. Then, take a self-guided tour to the building’s 4th floor where one can view further exhibits outlining the company’s rich history, capped off by a visit to our beautiful auditorium with a full proscenium stage.

Things to do!  

  • London Life is proud to present Neighbourhood Stories: The St. George-Grosvenor and Piccadilly Neighbourhoods.  
  • The exhibit will take you inside beautiful Victorian homes to tell the story of the neighbourhood and those who live in it.  
  • See video interviews of locals sharing their stories.  

Wheelchair access is available at the 250 Queens Avenue entrance to the building.

 
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London Muslim Mosque    

151 Oxford Street West / Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm

The London Muslim Mosque is Ontario’s oldest mosque and the second oldest in Canada. Pioneers who arrived in the late 1800s set the foundation for the Muslim community in London. The London Muslim Mosque is now in its 51st year. Visit us and view the beautiful prayer halls, marbled foyer, and the community space in the lower hall.

Things to do!  

  • Have your name written in Arabic calligraphy, an art form based on the Arabic script with flowing arabesque and geometric design.  
  • Decorate your hands with an artistic henna tattoo.  
  • Enjoy a tour through the prayer halls and library; engaging and educational for all age groups!  

Parking is available in the back off of Summit Avenue.

 
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Mystery Escape Rooms

388 Richmond Street / Saturday 11am – 4pm & Sunday 1pm – 4pm

Our unique venue is one of the oldest buildings in London, Ontario with the cornerstone reading “Victoria Building 1855”. Over the years, the building at 388 Richmond street has been home to a wide array of London establishments. The company is run by a dedicated group of people that all call London home. We take pride in the process of creating unique experiences for anyone living in or visiting London.

Things to do!  

  • Get transported through history with this interactive, puzzle-based activity
  • Get hands-on experience that is both fun and educational!  Solve puzzles that will lead you through a timeline of 388 Richmond Street from its creation to the present day
 
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The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum    

701 Oxford Street East / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm / Museum Hack Tours 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm 

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum tells the story of Canada’s first Infantry Regiment. The museum is located at Wolseley Barracks, purpose-built military architecture in 1883-1886 by the Dominion Government to house the Company «D» of the Infantry School Corps.

Things to do!  

  • Discover the RCR history, experience military life, or explore the grounds at Wolseley Barracks.
  • View our vast military collection of artifacts, which includes artifacts from as far back as 1800.
  • On both days, join international museum innovators “Museum Hack” for a one-of-a-kind museum tour that will make you see the museum in a new light.
  • Learn about 31st Canadian Brigade.
  • Explore Captain O’Leary’s vast medal collection.
  • On Sunday only watch Small Arms drill for 10-11:30am.
  • On Sunday only watch, WW1 Rations from 11;30-1pm.
  • On Sunday only watch a military fashion parade at 1pm.
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Aeolian Hall  

795 Dundas Street East / sunday 12pm – 4pm

Built as the Town Hall for London East, Aeolian Hall has had an incredibly rich history of community use and cultural presentation. Often described in current times as legendary and historic, the Aeolian boasts one of the most perfect acoustic spaces in Canada.

Things to do!  

  • Come experience the unique ambiance of one of Canada’s top acoustic halls.  
  • A guided tour will take guests from the flowers and shrubs of the Dundas Street Garden through the historic Donor Room.
  • Enjoy classical and jazz music by way of a pump organ, a player piano, and a Yamaha Grand.

  • Venture through the catacombs, visit the box office, see studios and artist green rooms.

  • Experience the extraordinary acoustics of the performance hall from all vantage points: backstage, centre-floor, and the balcony.

  • Enjoy a drink at the Aeolian bar while vigilantly watching for one of the Hall's famous ghosts.

 
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Brick Stret cemetery      

370 Commissioners Road West / Saturday 1pm - 7pm- performances at 2pm, 4pm, and 6 pm. Sunday 10am – 4pm- performances at 1pm and 3pm.

This Ontario Heritage Site served the earliest pioneer families of Westminster Township and is one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. The cemetery was established in 1813 and its oldest remaining stones date back to 1819. Many participants from Canada’s various war efforts, including the War of 1812, WWI, and WWII, are buried here.

Things to do!  

  • Theatrical presentations will bring history alive! Meet some of the early settlers south of the River Thames, in the area then called Westminster Township.

  • There is Nathan Griffith, owner of the original brickyards, and his wife Jane, whose feisty mother caused a major scandal.

  • Nathan Jarvis, a schoolmaster, who walked to Brick Street School from Byron -- and back -- every day.

  • Phoebe McNames, a teenager who helped local militia during the War of 1812
    ...and more

  • Enjoy a pleasant stroll or take advantage of the genealogists who will be on hand to answer any questions.  
  • Participate in a scavenger hunt for all ages and learn about the early history of the London area.
 
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city art centre

652 Elizabeth Street / Saturday 12pm-4pm

City Art Centre is located in one of the oldest buildings in London that represents an early period in our history and the dedication of the city to the protection of Canada. T Block building is an eclectic style of late nineteenth century architecture. City Art Centre, housed in T Block, is a peer support organization for people living with mental illness. It is a safe space to express through art what cannot otherwise be expressed.

Things to do!  

  • Visitors will delight in the tour of an artists' studio and gallery.
  • Children and adults alike can participate in a fun creative workshop.

  • There will be food and beverage in a friendly welcoming environment and the opportunity to purchase works of art.

  • Come and experience firsthand an Ontario Heritage Building as a living breathing piece of history.
 
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Eldon House    

481 Ridout Street North / Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm

Virtually unchanged since the last century, Eldon House is London's oldest residence and contains family heirlooms, furnishings, and priceless treasures of the Harris family as well as a beautiful 19th-century style garden. Built in 1834 for John and Amelia Harris, this historic home remained in the family until 1960 when it was donated to the City of London. Although surrounded by the city today, the house and its gardens are a place of beauty and tranquility.

Things to do!  

  • Visit Eldon House and take a self-guided tour of the oldest remaining residence in London.  
  • Attend a garden party and enjoy some lemonade and historical games!
  • Garden Tours will take place at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
  • Join the London Dance Festival in learning dances typical for a nineteenth-century garden party.

Only the main floor of Eldon House is accessible for wheelchairs. Visual aids will be provided for those who cannot use stairs.

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Jet Aircraft Museum      

2465 Aviation Lane Unit # 2 / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm 

The purpose of this museum is to acquire, preserve, maintain, display and fly the retired jet aircraft of the Canadian Air Force. This is Canada’s only museum dedicated to flying the jets, including aircraft like the DeHavilland Vampire and Canadair CT-133. JAM has two hangars located at the London International Airport, two blocks north of the main terminal.

Things to do!  

  • Come venture through the hangar and see retired Military jets being brought back to life and flown again.
  • Test out your dogfighting skills on one of our flight Simulators  
  • Explore Cold War exhibits and classic Canadian and British jets.  
  • Flights are available for sale.    

Airport side of museum is a restricted area with aircraft coming in and out so for safety reasons. Visitors should stay back from roped off areas unless escorted by museum staff or security personal.

 
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London Children’s Museum    

21 Wharncliffe Road South / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm | Museums Hack Tours 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm

The London Children’s Museum has been providing the families of London and region with opportunities to learn, play and grow together for over 37 years. Located in the former Riverview Public School since 1982, various features of the school are still visible. Each year, the Children’s Museum welcomes 90,000 visitors who participate in school and education programs, workshops, day camps, self-guided visits and more. By giving children a place to discover the world around them, acquire new skills and interests, and develop meaningful family connections, the Children’s Museum builds and maintains a strong and vibrant community.

Things to do!  

  • Explore various exhibits and experience The Art of Science Let your inhibitions guide you as you conduct experiments and watch the children’s reactions as they create beautiful masterpieces.  
  • Unveil a world of creativity where you can drip, drop, mix, throw, watch, draw and repeat!  
  • On both days, join international museum innovators “Museum hack” for a one-of-a-kind museum tour that will make you see the museum in a new light.

Parking is available in the museum visitor parking lot, as well as along the side streets.

 
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The Great Canadian Roadshow (London Convention Centre)

300 York Street / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm

The Great Canadian Roadshow developed into a company that scours across Canadian cities seeking unique and authentic collectibles. The items scouted, found and bought by the Great Canadian Roadshow are more than old collectibles. Age, beauty, rarity, and emotional connection, make each item unique to sellers and buyers.

Things to do!  

  • Free evaluations of antiques, collectibles, gold, silver, coins, paper money and more! For anyone interested in selling, we will do our best to match them with a collector on the spot – so they can leave with payment!  
  • We will also have some interesting items on display and for sale. Match items with collectors for selling.
  • Have you ever wondered how to tell the difference between a reproduction antique or the real thing? How to find out the value of that vintage toy or how to spot fake gold? Attend a 30 minute workshop and learn how to position yourself effectively to maximize your profit at markets, second-hand stores and garage sales. Workshops will be from 10:30am-11:00am and 2:00pm-2:30pm both days.
 
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London Police Service Headquarters      

601 Dundas Street / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 3pm

The London Police Service Headquarters building was built on the southwest corner of Dundas and Adelaide Street in 1974 at the site of the former Globe Casket Company. With one building expansion in 2005, the latest expansion was completed in 2009 to accommodate a growing service and meet the operational and training needs of present-day policing. Renovations to the existing portion of the building were completed in 2011, resulting in a highly functional work environment.

Things to do!  

  • Experience a guided tour by London Police Service members through the newly expanded and renovated Headquarters.  
  • Come and read about the men that wore London Police Badge #13.  
  • If you are lucky, you will have a chance to meet “CAESAR”, our K9 mascot.  

Limited parking is available on-site off of Dundas Street. Meter parking is also available on Dundas Street and in the East London Municipal parking lot, at the north-east side of Dundas and Adelaide. Please enter the Headquarters through the front door only. No audio/visual photography permitted on the premises.

 
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Museum of Ontario Archaeology       ,

1600 Attawandaron Road / Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4:30pm 

A visit to the Museum of Ontario Archaeology will let you put history in your hands as you explore the re-created village of the Neutral Attawandaron Iroquois and the collection of southwestern Ontario’s archaeological discoveries. Explore 13,000 years of Ontario’s rich cultural heritage and uncover past tools, techniques, and culture. Travel back in time to see how people lived and the tools they used to survive when Ontario was covered with snow and ice.

Things to do!  

  • Connect with the Iroquoian people of the Lawson Village. Imagine the 30 longhouses that once stood here and how people lived as they planted their crops, hunted for food, protected their lands, and traded with people from as far away as Ohio.  
  • Experience the annual Harvest Festival and Powwow – a celebration of indigenous art, music and culture.
  • Enjoy cultural workshops, demonstrations, shop for handcrafted items.
  • Have a taste of traditional foods!  

Depending on the weather, the Lawson Village may be difficult to access as the walking paths are covered in wood chips.

 
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Western Archives      

151 Richmond Street (D.B. Weldon Library, Western University) / Saturday 10:30am – 4pm

The Archives and Research Collections Centre (ARCC) is a purpose built facility designed to preserve and make available unique and rare archives and special collections.  It also serves as a book depository and semi-active records centre for the University.

Things to do!  

  • View the displays in the John A. Schweitzer Gallery.
  • Take a tour of the reading room, high-density storage module, and rare book room.  
  • See our holdings including early plans for the Labatt Brewery, medieval manuscripts and rare photographs.  
  • See first editions of publications on display from Darwin’s On the Origin of Species to Star Trek comics.