Box 14, 1024 Maple Avenue
Bala, Muskoka
705-762-5876 or

1–888-579-7739
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Bala's Museum

Admission
$5.99 a person / $19.99 a family (limit of 4).

See and Do!

• Lucy Maud Montgomery’s silver tea / coffee set, on loan from LMM’s late grandson David Macdonald and his wife Marie.

• Maud’s personal correspondence basket

• Fabulous collection of LMM’s books, including rare and first editions. Foreign editions include Chinese (click here), Dutch, Polish, Japanese and many others. Find your own nationality!

• Avonlea schoolhouse in miniature.

• Photo ops.

• Matthew’s buggy.

• Dress-up costumes for kids.

Anne’s tea party with Diana

Bala’s Museum celebrates the life and writings of Canada’s favorite author, Lucy Maud Montgomery. Since its opening in July, 1992, is has become known as one of the best LMM museums in all Canada, attracting LMM fans and scholars from all around the world (41 countries so far).

26 Years and Counting!

It seems incredible to us that Bala’s Museum is more than a quarter of a century old. For the full story, click here.

Summer Hours
June 26 - Aug. 31, 2018
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat noon - 4 pm
Closed Sunday - Monday

Spring Hours Weekends
June 2 - June 23 2018
Saturday noon - 4 pm

Fall Hours Weekends
Sept. 1 - Oct. 13, 2018

Call to arrange special tours on fall or spring week days and holiday Mondays

1–888-579-7739 (Canada only)
or 705-762-5876

Chinese Visitors Chinese visitors welcome!
Click here
Korean Visitors Korean visitors welcome!
Click here
Japanese visitors welcome!
Many exhibits translated for you.

But Bala’s Museum is more than that. It is a wonderful family outing where children can take tours in our costumes. Family fun is what we’re all about.

Group tours also love the museum. Linda does a talk on the life and times of L.M. Montgomery. Jack does a ragtime sing-along. (Click here for group tour info).

Jack & Linda Hutton

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Jack and Linda Hutton are proud that Bala’s Museum has become known as one of the best L.M. Montgomery museums in Canada. They have been operating it for 26 years.

Blue Castle Experience

BLUE CASTLE EXPERIENCE

Back by popular demand is the 2018 Blue Castle Experience on Monday, August 13th. It is limited to 24 kindred spirits and others who love The Blue Castle and want to learn more about how a 1922 Bala holiday inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to write her Muskoka love story. The half day program includes a chef-prepared lunch at Castle Blue and an Antique Car Tour (you’ll be a passenger!) that will take you to the shore where Maud imagined Barney’s Island and to other locations that became part of the book. A wine-tasting at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh and a 1920’s Buffet Dinner at the Bala Bay Inn complete a perfect Blue Castle experience. Click here to learn more about the afternoon that will bring The Blue Castle alive for you.

GRANS & GRANDKIDS DAY

20% off admission for children and grandparents every Friday
July & August.

 
Lucy Maud Montgomery Arrival

EVERYTHING ANNE DAY
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of our museum and the anniversary of LMM coming to Bala in 1922. An afternoon of family fun includes, 3-legged races, sack races, and prizes for best costumes of characters from “Anne of Green Gables” (Anne, Diana, Matthew, Marilla, Gilbert and Josie Pye). Popcorn, cake and freckles are free. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun at 1:30.
Normal admission of $5.99 a person/ $19.99 a family (limit of four).

Marli Aitken

Above: The 2017 winner
Marli Aitken

CRAN-ANNE LOOK-A-LIKE CONTEST
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Contests register by 1:30 pm
Judging begins at 2 pm

Always one of the most popular events at the Bala Cranberry Festival

Left: 2017 winner Marli Aitken, 9, lives in Burlington but considers Bala her second home. Her mother, Krissi Kelly, grew up in Bala and brings her family home for summer visits as often as she can. Marli charmed her Cran-Anne judges last October by filling a small basket with roadside wildflowers on her way to the contest at Bala’s Museum – exactly what Anne would have done!

Click here for the Cran-Anne page to see results of the 2017 contest.

Dollhouse Miniatures

Dollhouse

Our Gift Shop now stocks dollhouse miniatures of all sizes, inspired by Canada’s largest replica of the world-famous Green Gables farm house. Guess where Anne’s room is.

Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop

One of the best Anne of Green Gables gift shops in Canada just keeps getting better and better. Offered are hard-to-find editions of LMM books, Anne movies, Anne jewelry, old-fashioned toys, exclusive dolls and doll clothes, vintage Green Gables china and children’s costumes for sale. It’s worth the drive to Bala for the special people on your Christmas list. We also do mail order.

Kids Dress Up

Kids Can Dress Up

Boys and girls have a choice of our costumes to wear during their family tour. For girls, dresses and flowered hats right out of “Avonlea”; sailor shirts and hats for boys.

Tips on how to plan an Anne of Green Gables birthday party

Bala’s Museum can supply everything you need for an Anne of Green Gables birthday party, from goodie bags to prizes. Click here for step by step tips.
Anne of Green Gables birthday party

Anne: Madly Off In All Directions

This popular display shows how a book about a red-haired orphan caught the world by surprise in 1908, and the amazing spin-offs that have resulted from that first “Anne of Green Gables” book.

Location & Directions

We are about 200 kilometres or a two-hour drive north of Toronto. GPS directions: 1024 Maple Avenue, Bala.
Click here for directions and maps.

Anne of Green Gables
Muskoka Attractions
LIcensed by Heirs of L.M. Montgomery
 

Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Destination
We are now a Literary Landmark!
Bala’s Museum now has Heritage Designation. In 1922 it was the tourist home where Montgomery and her family had meals during a Bala holiday. The 2 week vacation resulted in an adult novel & Muskoka love story, The Blue Castle.


Free freckles


Anne whacks Gilbert!


Anne Diana tea party


A mouse in the custard!


Saving Minnie May


Waiting for Matthew

Bala's Museum
1024 Maple Avenue
Box 14, Bala, Muskoka
ON Canada P0C 1A0
705-762-5876 or 1-888-579-7739