Gibson House Museum

Events at Gibson House Museum

Gibson House events are themed on the history and forming of North York, the stories of the Gibson family and Scottish traditions that they would have enjoyed.

Gibson House is a welcoming place for the community to find out about the history of the area or to gather and share crafts, traditions and recipes. Contact us at 416-395-7432 or gibsonhouse@toronto.ca
Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax)

 

Scottish Holiday Traditions (Themed tours) - Nov. 18 to Dec. 31

November 18 to December 31
Enjoy the simple and elegant traditions of the Scottish holiday season at Gibson House Museum. Learn how the Gibson family celebrated the season in the nineteenth century and sample some tasty treats by the open hearth. See the Victorian-era home decorated in natural greenery and take a guided tour with our knowledgeable staff.

Holiday Admission Price applies: Adults $7.08, Seniors/Youth $4.42, Children $3.76 (plus tax)

Curious Crafters - PA Day Camp - Ages 7 to 11 - December 2

Ages 7 to 11
Friday, December 2
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Extended care available
Course Code: 2889767

Get creative with us at the museum as we make a fun craft together that campers can take home. Campers will have fun baking and tasting historic treats in the Gibson family kitchen. 
Pre-register online at toronto.ca/torontofun or call 416-338-4386.

$37.50 per child

Extended care:
8 to 9 a.m. - Add $2.90
Course Code 2893907

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Add $2.90
Course Code 2893909

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating (Part of your Tour!) - December 10

Saturday, December 10, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Start your adventure by decorating freshly-baked gingerbread cookies with holiday sweets. It's just $1 per cookie!

Afterward, take a tour of the museum with our costumed interpreters and learn how the Gibson family would have baked gingerbread over the open hearth. Finish your visit by enjoying your gingerbread cookie! Holiday admission applies. 

A Gibson House Hogmanay Dinner - December 28 & 29

To the New Year: A Gibson House Hogmanay Dinner
Wednesday, December 28 and Thursday, December 29
6:00 p.m.

Gather at the historic Gibson House for a special evening inspired by the Scottish traditions of Hogmanay. Share a delicious dinner with friends and make new ones around your table. Be lulled by the fire and moved by the music. Take an imagined journey through story and drama to a New Year of another time. As the evening closes, come together with staff to welcome our First Footer, celebrate our 2016 season and bring luck and best wishes to Gibson House Museum for 2017. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

$60 plus tax per person.

Tickets can be purchased online or call us at 416-395-7432.

Tea and Tour Sundays

Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m.
There's a seat for you at the harvest table in the historic kitchen on Sunday afternoons this winter. Relax and have a chat over tea and homemade cookies. Enjoy a tour of this lovely, 1850s farmhouse. Included with regular admission.

Community Quilt Group Get-togethers

Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
Relax and meet new friends while you improve your sewing skills. We invite members of all ages from North York's diverse communities to join us for informal evenings of learning and sharing. Both historic and contemporary quilting techniques are explored in a comfortable, social setting. Work on a group project or pay a small fee for materials and make your own piece. Even if you have never picked up a needle and thread before you are welcome to join in. It is FREE to participate; however, donations are always welcome.

Pay What You Wish Thursday Night Socials

Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing, social evening 1850s style. Have some tea and sit by the fire in the kitchen, play board games and chat with neighbours and friends. Drop by the community quilt group and see what they are creating – add a stitch or two, if you wish. Children may explore hands-on activities and crafts. Activities will vary each week and we welcome your ideas and suggestions for future Thursdays. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.

Thursday Board Games Night – For All Ages
Last Thursday of each month
6 to 8 p.m. Part of our Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Nights.
The Gibson family didn't have cable, a phone or wi-fi, so what did they do when the chores were done? They played games! Finished your work and chores for the day? Then come to the museum to play the featured games of the month as well as the classic games in the Discovery Gallery.