Lac-Brome Museum


The Lac-Brome Museum, operated by the Brome County Historical Society, was founded in 1897. Housed in seven historic buildings, the Museum is a treasure trove of history, with exhibition galleries and an archives centre that tell the stories of the Abenaki, the first Loyalist families to settle in the area, the region’s social and economic development and military life in the former Brome County.

The Museum collection boasts two extremely rare objects: a Fokker DVII biplane dating back to World War I, and the Paul Holland Knowlton House built in 1815.

Things to do at the Lac-Brome Museum

Musée Lac-Brome 2023
From May 22, 2023 to April 6, 2024, the Lac-Brome Museum presents Through the eyes of Children: finding Home in Brome County. This temporary exhibit tells the stories of the almost 100 000 British Children who were sent to work in Canadian homes between 1869 and 1939. The displays combine historical facts with true stories of local Home Children as told by their descendants. 
maison paul holland knowlton musee lac-brome
Built in the early 1800s, this log house was once home to Knowlton’s founder, Paul Holland Knowlton. The house was moved to the Museum grounds in 2014 and restored in 2015, thanks to generous support from the community and the Town of Brome Lake, and is a vibrant testimony to those who colonized the region, shaped its development and made it their home.
Fokker D7 Musee Lac-Brome
The Lac-Brome Museum has one of the world’s few remaining Fokker DVII aircraft with its original fabric intact. The Martin Annex also houses the War Museum, which boasts the largest collection of artifacts from World War I outside of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
musee enfants children museum lac-brome
Located in the Marion Phelps Building and inaugurated in 2014, our new Children’s Museum invites children and families to explore the past through a hands-on exhibition! Experience what was life was like in a one-room schoolhouse, a general store, and much more!
fire hall musee lac-brome
In the Old Fire Hall, visitors are greeted with an authentic reconstruction of a general store, a 20th-century post office, a blacksmith shop and an exhibit of vintage radio equipment dedicated to R. A. Fessenden, the Knowlton-born inventor who made the world’s first radio broadcast. The Tower is the last of its kind in the area, and features an interior crossbeam structure once used to dry out fire hoses.
old academy musee lac-brome
Built in 1854, the original Knowlton Academy houses a schoolroom with its original stenciling and blackboards, providing visitors with an authentic glimpse of the past. Upstairs, Victorian décor gives visitors a taste of life in a 20th-century home. There is also an exhibition on the founding of Brome County and the arrival of United Empire Loyalists.

Other services

Rest area (picnic tables)
The Museum provides a dozen picnic tables on its grounds, so you can enjoy your outing to the fullest.
Certified archival services
The Brome County Historical Society maintains an impressive collection of archival materials, including photographs, church records, pioneer papers, newspapers, family files, maps, books, and much more.
Gift shop
Take advantage of your visit to visit the souvenir store, where you will find the exhibition catalogs, as well as local crafts.

Photo album

Opening Hours

From National Patriots Day to Thanksgiving, the Brome Lake Museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The archive service is open all year long, Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

During the winter season (October 2023 to May 2024), only the main building, which houses the temporary exhibition, is open Tuesday through Saturday, between 10 am and 4 pm. All other pavilions are closed.

The archive service is open all year long, Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Contact us

Lac-Brome Museum

130, Lakeside road
Knowlton (QC) 
J0E 1V0

(450) 243-6782
[email protected]

Ticket office

Purchase tickets for the Lac-Brome Museum here !

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130, Lakeside 
Knowlton, QC 
J0E 1V0
(450) 243-6782 
[email protected]

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