Exploring the history around Eldon House


Eldon House aims to be accessible to all and offers off-site visits for seniors homes, adult, and children’s groups. Our outreach programs are designed with a small tech presentation and a hands-on element, aiming to engage participants in conversations about the past. We are always happy to discuss tailoring a program based on the interest of the group. Use the read more link for further details and our booking form.


We can come to you! Ask us about our various outreach programs for corporate events, guest lectures, and community groups.

Available: Year Round
Duration: 1 Hour
Cost: $100 + Mileage Per Session

Inquire about our Memory Lane Program! This unique program is designed for seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other cognitive impairments. Our outreach program includes one of our Historical Interpreters visiting your site along with a themed Memory Lane Kits filled with hands-on artifacts.

These themes include:

  • Photography, People and Places
  • In the Kitchen
  • Women’s Work
  • Victorian School Days
  • In the Garden
  • Making Music
  • Life and Leisure
  • Victorian Christmas (available only November and December)

Through interaction with the artifacts and discussion with Eldon House staff, participants are encouraged to share stories, content, and memories throughout the visit related to the topic. The goal is to engage participants in conversation and provide opportunities to reminisce. Funding for this outreach program is made possible through the New Horizons for Seniors Program granting body and is only available through the granting person. Please call 519-661-5169 or email info@eldonhouse.ca for more information.


We can come to you! Ask us about our various outreach programs including our Memory Lane Programs featuring the following themes: Photography, People and
Available: Year Round
Duration: 1 Hour
Cost: $100 + Mileage Per Session
  • Groups of 12 or more, must book a guided tour in advance and will not be permitted for self-guided tours of the museum without notice.
  • Smaller groups who wish to book a guided tour will be subject to a minimum fee of $100.
  • Groups must not exceed a maximum of 60 students.
  • A confirmation of expected numbers including students and adults is required prior to booked tours/programs, at which time an invoice will be provided.
  • No refunds for absentees.
  • Payment is due at time of arrival.
  • All prices include HST.
  • School groups are permitted 1 free chaperone per 8 students.
  • Any additional adults/chaperones will be charged, except in cases where additional adults are required for one-on-one care of a child or adult.

Tours cancelled with less than one week’s notice will be charged our minimum fee. Unless buses are cancelled or weather becomes extreme (severe blizzards or lightning storms) our programming will proceed. A late fee of 25% will be charged after 30 minutes and full cancellation of your tour or program after 1 hour at the minimum fee.

Teachers and chaperones are responsible for the conduct and supervision of their students/children while at Eldon House. In the case of disruptive behaviour a class or group may be asked to leave without a refund. Do not handle the artifacts, touch the wallpaper or sit on the furniture while touring the building.

Large backpacks are not allowed in Eldon House. A Historical Interpreter will provide storage for large backpacks & belongings.

Non-commercial photography is allowed in Eldon House. No flash photography.

Snacks are permitted in our Interpretive Centre however no food or drink will be permitted in Eldon House.

Click here to download a PDF version of our Education and Tours Policy.

Click here to download a PDF version of our Post Secondary and Adult Tour Policy.

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Education programs and tours are offered all year round for students and groups of all ages. Click below to find out more!