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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
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May 2024 | $5/Person.
Suitable for ages 4+. Adult supervision required

The Elman W. Campbell Museum is hosting a variety of programs for children during Museum Month in May. This offers an opportunity to celebrate Newmarket's heritage and culture, as well as the contributions of museums to our communities. Join us at the Museum in May for fun family activities, themed scavenger hunts and tabletop activities.

Pre-Register in advance at xplor

Mini Museum in a Box

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 10 to 11:30a.m.

Design your own mini exhibit. Theme, title, labels, action! Participants will curate their own mini exhibit; learn why we have museums and how to handle artifacts.

DIY 2-D Castles, Play Crowns and Wands

Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday with us as we design a two-dimensional castle, noble play crowns and majestic wands fit for royalty. Try a themed scavenger hunt to receive a prize and hands-on tabletop activities.

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Let's get building!

Calling all LEGO® builders in York Region for a Newmarket Heritage Building LEGO® Competition!  Join the Elman W. Campbell Museum in celebration of Newmarket’s Heritage Buildings by submitting your LEGO® Newmarket Heritage Building model for May is Museum Month for a chance to win up too $100 in a cash prize!

Visit to discover Newmarket’s heritage buildings and get inspired


  • Ages 12 and under
  • Ages 13+


  • Cash prize of $100 for the top entry in each category and $50 for each second-place entry.

How to Submit

  • Must depict a Newmarket Heritage Building
  • No larger than 60 cm by 60 cm, minmum height of 15.25 cm to max 90 cm tall 
  • Submissions must be received by May 4, 2024, between 1 to 4 p.m at the Elman W. Campbell Museum.


  • Submissions will be judged on technical merit and attention to detail.
  • First place winner will be judged by a staff jury.
  • For the second-place winners, members of the public are invited to vote for a People’s Choice Award from May 6 until May 11, 10-Noon and 1-4pm 2024, at the Elman W. Campbell Museum.


Winners will be announced during May is Museum Month at a Museum Open House on Tuesday May 21, from 1 to 3p.m. Entry models to be picked up between May 25 and May 30.

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The Elman W. Campbell Museum offers fun and lively activities for adults 18+, including group outreach presentations at your facility, customized group tours and fun get-togethers.

Summer Fun Bring and Brag

July 18 and August 15 | 1 to 3 p.m.
Ages 18+ | Free admission

Back by popular demand we are hosting two summer Bring and Brags! Bring in a small, treasured heirloom from home and tell us about it! Museum staff
will host a mini “What Is It?” display. 

Register at xplor or call the museum at 905-953-5314.

Museum Fundraiser: Smile, You’re on Display!

July 20 and August 10 | 1 to 3 p.m.
Ages 18+ | $10/person

If you love taking selfies, this social media friendly event is for you! For one special afternoon you can go behind the ropes of our displays, step up onto our display platforms, sit on an antique chair and pose for selfie snaps. Come out and take advantage of this fun opportunity to snap yourself back in time to early Newmarket! Try on some costumes and props or wear your own costume. Money raised will go towards the purchase of a new display case. Only one adult at a time per display.

Register at xplor