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The Muse – LOW Museum and Douglas Family Art Centre

The multi-award-winning Lake of the Woods Museum is considered by the CAA Magazine to be “one of the coolest little museums in Canada.” The history of the area is presented through three levels of permanent and temporary exhibits and engaging educational programming. The Museum also boasts a small but unique gift shop that features local and regional authors, clever children’s books and toys, and only-available-at-the-museum products.

The Douglas Family Art Centre will be opening in the fall of 2019 which features watercolour prints by Canadian artist Walter J. Phillips.

The Muse

The Lake of the Woods Museum
300 Main Street South, Kenora, ON

The Douglas Family Art Centre
224 Main Street South, Kenora, ON

Lake of the Woods Railroad Museum


Corner of Lakeview Drive and Norman Drive
(5 minutes west of Kenora next to Dairy Queen)


11am – 7pm (Wednesday to Sunday);
12 – 4pm (Monday & Tuesday)

Museum Building
12 -6 pm (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

The model railway layout is operational from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the same days.

See the huge model railway with elaborate sets and colourful details that shows replicas of rail stations in Vancouver, the steel girder bridge in Stoney Creek, tracks in Winnipeg, the Huskie the Musky in Kenora to Thunder Bay. Also check out the cramped quarters of the railway workers  who spent their lives travelling in the caboose. Artifacts, memorabilia, tools, pictures of railway life and books are also located in the museum section. Look for the yellow Caboose and the red Diesel locomotive next to Dairy Queen.