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Lockmaster's House Museum
An infrared photo of the Lockmaster's House Museum

The Chaffey's Lock and Area Heritage Society was formed in 1980 to oversee the development of the Lockmaster's House Museum and to preserve the heritage of the village and surrounding area.

Pay us a visit - enjoy the quiet ambiance of our village, the beauty of the lock, the one lane swing bridge, the old grist mill, the historic Chaffey's Lock Cemetery, the Marion Dunn Heritage Trail, the Trans-Canada Trail and, of course, the Lockmaster's House Museum.

The museum is open through the summer months, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m daily. Admission is free, donations gladly accepted, we appreciate your assistance in helping finance the upkeep of our museum.

2015 Schedule

  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 - Museum opens for the season - Open 7 days per week: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 - Annual Craft Market on the Opinicon Hotel lawns. 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 - Annual General Meeting of the Chaffey's Lock & Area Heritage Society - Chaffey's Lock Community Hall - 7:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, September 6, 2015 - Museum closes for the season.

We're Easy to Find
Chaffey's Lock Location

You'll find Chaffey's Lock Road, a west turn off of Highway 15,
about halfway between Kingston and Smiths Falls
(well marked with highway signs).

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Masthead Image - the background for the masthead is part of an 1840 painting of Chaffey's Lock, looking south, by Thomas Burrowes titled "View of Chaffey's, from the rocky hill near Indian Lake, Opinicon Lake in the distance", November 1840. Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-45.
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Chaffey's Lock and Area Heritage Society
1724 Chaffey's Lock Road, RR1
Elgin, Ontario K0G 1E0

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