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Museums

The City of Niagara Falls is home to multiple museums.  Visit the Niagara Falls History Museum to get information about them and their locations and operating hours.

Arts, Culture & Museum Committee

The Arts, Culture & Museum Committee endeavours to promote an awareness of and appreciation for arts, cultural, and heritage activities within our community. The committee looks forward to connecting you with many talented organizations and persons in our city. They host art shows, awards ceremonies, provide funding, hold capacity workshops and have links with various Community Groups.  Check out the Arts, Culture & Museum Committee page for details.

City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan

In 2015, City Council for Niagara Falls approved a Culture Plan to identify, leverage and strengthen the community’s cultural resources. It will result in a better awareness of the City’s cultural resources, an improved quality of life for residents, opportunities to recognize and develop the cultural sector as both a cultural asset and an economic engine, as well as create improved opportunities for artists and cultural organizations to network, and to showcase or exhibit their artistic talent.  For a copy of the Culture Plan, please contact the appropriate city staff.

Culture Forum

In November of 2015, the first Cultural Summit was held at the MacBain Community Centre. The public, artists and cultural organizations were invited to participate in dialogue about the next steps in the City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan.  The results of those meetings will assist in the development of the short term goals for the Culture Plan. Thanks to the Niagara Community Foundation for their support of this summit.  The 2016 Forum will be held on October 13th at 7 p.m. at the MacBain Community Centre.  

Arts & Culture - Wall of Fame

The Arts & Culture Committee's Purpose is to foster, develop and unite artistic and cultural activities in the community. Through an Arts & Culture Wall of Fame initiative the community will have the opportunity to celebrate the many outstanding accomplishments of its past and present citizens, as well as the works of art that reflect the best of Niagara Falls. View the inductees to the Wall of Fame.

Events Calendar

The City offers a Public Events Calendar for events happening in Niagara Falls.  View the events happening or submit your own community event to our calendar, free of charge. You can also visit CNiagara for a listing of culture events in the region.

Arts and Culture Events

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Fall Film Series: Woody Allen in the 1980s

Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

MANHATTAN (Woody Allen, 1979) 96 mins. Rated R Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemmingway. A city of crowds, traffic, muses, and the great tunes of George Gershwin, through the perspective of an anxious divorced television writer.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Fall Film Series: Woody Allen in the 1980s website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Fall Film Series: Woody Allen in the 1980s

Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

MANHATTAN (Woody Allen, 1979) 96 mins. Rated R Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemmingway. A city of crowds, traffic, muses, and the great tunes of George Gershwin, through the perspective of an anxious divorced television writer.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Fall Film Series: Woody Allen in the 1980s website link

Culture Days presents: Behind the Scenes Tour & Free Admission to Niagara Falls History Museum

Friday, September 30, 2016 until Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls

Our galleries are filled with the stories of our community and contain many hands on exhibitions (10am-5pm).Let the Curator take you behind the scenes of our collection. Explore our storage area, learn about the stories behind some of the artefacts that are not on display and understand what we collect and why.Tours will be delivered twice a day at 11am and 1pm- maximum of 20 people.

Culture Days presents: Behind the Scenes Tour & Free Admission to Niagara Falls History Museum website link

Culture Days presents: Behind the Scenes Tours & Free Admission to Niagara Falls History Museum

Friday, September 30, 2016 until Monday, October 3, 2016 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls

Let the Curator take you behind the scenes of our collection. Tours will be delivered twice a day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 1pm. Tours will be first come first served on the day of the event and there will be a maximum of 20 people.Our galleries are filled with the stories of our community and contain many hands on exhibitions to put you in touch with our past.

Culture Days presents: Behind the Scenes Tours & Free Admission to Niagara Falls History Museum website link

Mudmen

Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
4624 Queen Street Niagara Falls, ON

An evening of Celtic music and stories.

Mudmen website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, October 6, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Musuem 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, L2G1S9

Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up. 20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Fall Film Series Woody Allen in the 80s

Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Musuem 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, L2G1S9

STARDUST MEMORIES (Woody Allen, 1980) 89 mins. Rated PG Starring Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper. A famous director celebrated for his films is uncomfortable with fame. "A movie about a guy who has given up." (Roger Ebert) Superb soundtrack. Best screen comedy: Writers Guild of America.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Fall Film Series Woody Allen in the 80s website link

Niagara Falls Museums present: Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours

Friday, October 14, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Drummond Hill Cemetery, 6110 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls Ontario

Led by a costumed guide, the human drama unfolds as you wander the grounds and happen upon theatrical performances that provide a glimpse into the lives of some of the people from our City's history. Tickets ($12 each) must be purchased in advance; rain or shine and they are non-refundable. Call 905-358-5082 for further details or to purchase tickets.

Niagara Falls Museums present: Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours website link