Magna Carta: Law, Liberty & Legacy

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  • Ticket Prices:
    Adult: $20 / Seniors: $15 / Youth/Child: $10
    Groups of 20 or more receive 20 per cent off ticket prices

  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday, Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Please note: The exhibition will be closed on Thursday, November 5th from 3 to 10 p.m. for a private function.  

Centuries of history now here in Toronto!

This year marks the 800th anniversary of King John of England putting his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a medieval document referred to as "democracy's birth certificate."

The Magna Carta set the groundwork for many concepts defining democratic life today. As symbols of justice, they act as reminders that those who govern do so only by the consent of the people.

This unprecedented exhibition also includes a uniquely Toronto component - the stories of over 20 individuals featured in this exhibit reflect Toronto's leadership in the struggle for good governance, racial equality, women's rights, gender and sexual orientation equity and the enduring spirit of Magna Carta.

Magna Carta Talks & Free Friday Nights at "The Runnymede Pub"

Enhance your experience by attending one of our intriguing Magna Carta Talks. For the duration of the exhibition the historic Blue Barracks will be transformed into "The Runnymede Pub" and will feature special programming, including a series of Muskoka Hoptorial Sessions.

Click here for details, schedule and tickets. 

Related Magna Carta programs

Four other City of Toronto Historic Sites feature related Magna Carta programs:

"David Gibson Democracy in Government" Exhibit
Gibson House Museum

"Walking Together" Art Exhibition
Mackenzie House

"My Diary - A Woman’s Life in Victorian Scarborough" Exhibit 
Scarborough Museum

"Constance Hamilton: A Rebel with Many Causes" Tour 
Spadina Museum

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