The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is an incorporated registered charity that acts as a hub of culture and heritage in the heart of Orillia’s Peter Street Arts District. Located in the heart of downtown Orillia, the clocktower of the Sir Samuel Steele Memorial Building is a beacon for our historical location, but that’s just the beginning! For over ten years OMAH has been inspiring creativity and celebrating history, growing as a hub for local artists and historians.
We invite families to try our drop in programs, teachers to explore our educational programming, learn about Orillia and area’s vibrant history, or enjoy an exhibition or two.
To inspire creativity and celebrate local history by expanding awareness and appreciation of art, local history and culture in the Orillia community and surrounding area.
The Orillia Museum of Art & History is the anchor for the significant and growing arts, local history and cultural community in Orillia and surrounding area by offering exciting and innovative exhibits, events, programming and activities that reach out and engage all citizens, seasonal residents and visitors.
Browse around our website to learn more about what OMAH has to offer!
What People Are Saying
"OMAH is a vibrant and welcoming place for people of all ages to gather, learn, and create. As a family, we will continue to take advantage of all that OMAH has to offer as we learn about local art and history. "
— Liz Kernaghan and Steve Fagan
"One really needs to slow down and think to appreciate art. OMAH is on it - educating docents so that they can better share information with visitors. Local history exhibitions bring visitors who are, have been or want to be Orillians, melding art and history effectively in an engaging way. "
— Janet Houston
" "The staff are both diligent in preparing new exhibits, and very creative in finding relevant themes that are of interest to the local community as well as other visitors." "
— Don Philip
"As someone who worked in social work for almost 40 years I understand and appreciate that in addition to services for children and families, our communities need to have places of beauty with opportunities for reflection, inspiration and learning. "
— Sheila Davis