Good news, history buffs! The City of Toronto has made general admission permanently free at 10 history museums and sites, to ensure that everyone can enjoy and participate in the city’s cultural heritage.

The decision to make Toronto History Museums free to visit was announced over a year ago, to “provide everyone an opportunity to fully participate in cultural heritage and spaces.”

Some of these museums even offer free guided tours. However, the tours and operating hours vary. For winter schedules, you can take a look at each museum’s individual webpage.

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The following museums and historical sites around Toronto are free to visit for everyone:

  • Colborne Lodge
  • Fort York National Historic Site
  • Gibson House Museum
  • Mackenzie House
  • Market Gallery
  • Montgomery’s Inn
  • Scarborough Museum
  • Spadina Museum
  • Todmorden Mills
  • Zion Schoolhouse

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has also brought back free admission on the third Tuesday night of every month, from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

The three-hour window lets you access all of the museum’s galleries and special exhibits at no cost.


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The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) also has free general admission nights every Wednesday from 6 PM to 9 PM, which must be booked online in advance every Monday. Plus, the gallery also provides free, unlimited admission to all visitors 25 years old and under.

Now that you’ve got all of these exciting options, this is the perfect time to go on a Toronto museum crawl.