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historic sign for Tillson's pan dried oats

Exhibit Schedule

The Pratt Gallery showcases the work of local artists and items from the museum's collection.

This summer’s exhibition in the Pratt Gallery is entitled “Platinum Celebration-A 1950’s Wedding Gown Show.” This exhibit highlights 1950’s gowns from the museum permanent collection.  The exhibition will run from July 26th to September 3rd, 2021.

You can book your tour online via the Connect to Rec 2.0 website ( or by calling 519-842-2294.

Please also check out or online exhibition on the Tillsonburg Pottery Works.

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - Tillsonburg Pottery Works 

During the 1880's the Tillsonburg Pottery Works was the only successful commercial pottery in Oxford County. Operating from January 1882 until its closure in August 1886, the works was located near the present day Customer Service Centre.

During its brief four year operation, the pottery would see several different proprietors and operate under several different names. 

Today, Tillsonburg Pottery pieces are highly sought after by collectors.


Tillsonburg Pottery Jug


Black and white photo of the Evergreens Dance Hall in the 1930s


Tillsonburg's first community museum was created under a by-law in 1973. It was originally housed in the Evergreens Dance Hall on the banks of Lake Lisgar (pictured at right). 

During the 1980s, the museum was relocated from the dance hall to Annandale House

Amenities & Features

The museum wing of Annandale National Historic Site includes:

  • The Pratt Gallery (changing exhibits)
  • program room (available for rent)
  • elevator
  • accessible washrooms
  • storage rooms for the museum's 18,000+ artifacts

Annandale House is the largest artifact in the museum's collection and welcomes thousands of visitors each year.