Scarborough Museum

Scarborough Museum

Set along the walking trails of beautiful Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough Museum traces the story of this community's rural roots and two centuries of immigration. The museum is situated on property first granted to David and Mary Thomson, who settled in Scarborough about 1798.

Originally the farm fields of Scarborough’s first settlers, Thomson Memorial Park is now the setting for the Scarborough Museum and its gardens. Every year, the staff of the Scarborough Museum faithfully re-create 19th Century gardens to enhance the surroundings of the museum buildings. 

Scarborough Museum is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's Historic Sites engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present.

Historic Buildings, Statement of Significance & Virtual Exhibit

About Scarborough Museum

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Events

Scarborough Museum holds many events for families and the community throughout the year.

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Kids

Programs for families and children including birthday parties and day camps during March Break and summer.

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School Programs

Scarborough Museum offers a variety of school programs for all grades.

Free Admission Programs

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Scarborough Museum - Gardens

Originally the farm fields of Scarborough's first settlers, Thomson Memorial Park is now the setting for the Scarborough Museum and its gardens. Plants of many types were central to the life of the early settler for sustenance, savoury flavourings, textiles and medicinal purposes.