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.

Please note:  Site Closure Notice - Friday, September 19
Scarborough Museum is closed this afternoon as we are participating in the opening of the new Visitor Centre at Fort York National Historic Site. This is a public event (from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.) Please join us there at 250 Fort York Blvd.!

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

Historic Buildings, Statement of Significance & Virtual Exhibit

About Scarborough Museum

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

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


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School Programs

The City of Toronto Historic Sites 

  • Have a wide array of dynamic learning opportunities
  • Have programs that support the Ontario curriculum for Primary and Secondary schools
  • Offer young people the opportunity to develop their powers of analysis, understanding and imagination


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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.