Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Step back in time to the 1920s and 1930s while exploring an historic village just a 30-minute drive outside Ottawa's downtown core. See dozens of heritage buildings and true-to-era reproductions. Find a quiet escape or join us for a special event. The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum offers unique opportunities to create unforgettable moments for visitors of all ages. 


Sunday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday : Closed
Tuesday : Closed
Wednesday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location and contact

2940 Old Montreal Road
Cumberland ON K4C 1G3


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Regular admission

  • Adult - $8.66
  • Seniors/Youth/Students - $6.12
  • Child (5 and under) – Free
  • Family (2 adults and accompanying children under 18) - $21.93

*Special pricing may apply for programs and events.

Cumberland museum - programs and special events

All Aboard! with the Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model Engineers

Sundays, May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, and September 24
11 am to 3 pm
Cost: Included in regular admission

Travel back in time to the age of rail with the Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model Engineers and participate in a demonstration of their large-scale outdoor model locomotives.

*This program is weather dependent. In the event of inclement weather, the program may be adjusted or cancelled without notice.

Watch and Learn with the Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model Engineers

Sundays, June 11, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, October 1st, and October 22
11 am to 2 pm
Cost: Included in regular admission

Chat all things rail with members of the Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model Engineers as they tinker with the model locomotives and perform regular maintenance of the trains and tracks.

*Note: See “All Aboard!” for a schedule of train demonstrations to see the models in motion.

Collections and permanent exhibitions

Representing a fascinating period in our history - the 1920s and 1930s - the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum's collection represents the social, cultural, technological, and economic changes of the era between the First and Second World Wars. Textiles, mass communication devices, agricultural equipment, recreational items, and furnishings are just a few examples of the more than 19,000 objects in our care in this collection, with many of them on site as part of the museum's immersive exhibition experience.

Permanent exhibition

Nestled next to fields of hay, corn, and barley, the entire museum is an immersive exhibition that tells the story of rural life as new technologies, transportation, and cultural trends were emerging. As you stroll through the village and explore its many buildings and spaces, you and your family will learn the stories of a fascinating part of history and see thousands of historic objects, machinery, and equipment that may seem in some ways so different from today, and in other ways very much the same.

Our volunteers

The City of Ottawa Museums are committed to offering residents meaningful and rewarding volunteer experiences.

Heritage volunteers play an invaluable role in preserving our unique heritage and in providing museum visitors of all ages with opportunities to appreciate our shared story.

Thank you to all our volunteer team members for their continued support.

The museums are not currently accepting new volunteers. If you have any questions about the volunteer program or would like to be notified when volunteering resumes, please contact


A vintage rural setting with dozens of historic and true-to-era buildings, acres of greenspace, and gardens provide a nostalgic and picturesque backdrop for your special events.

For more information, please contact our Customer Service Booking Clerk. Call 613-580-2988 or email


Work with us to shape your experience. Contact the museum before your visit to discuss your needs. Information about the accessibility of the facility, or our programs and services, is available upon request.

The accessibility features of this facility are detailed below. While the City of Ottawa is constantly working to improve access, please note that not all parts of every facility are necessarily 'accessible for all' as facilities were built to meet accessibility standards of their time.


  • 4 designated parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
  • 22 metres from parking space to the door


  • Ramp
  • Direct access to the main floor and admissions.


  • Ramps in 16 of 20 buildings
  • Automatic door access to Train Station and Canteen
  • Wheelchair available to patrons

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair


  • Directional signs
  • High contrast signage
  • Large lettering

Floor Surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Low pile carpet, Wooden floor boards and G-floor covering


  • Accessible washroom (Canteen)
  • Automatic door opener
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Large stalls to allow transfers


  • Good colour contrast (Train Station)
  • Continuous hand rails (Train Station & Duford House)


  • 14 exhibitions spaces are accessible

Learn more about special needs and accessible services.    

Accessibility features

  • Entrance/Exit
  • Floor surfaces
  • Parking
  • Signage
  • Washrooms