Walks and tours

The Museum of the Paranormal is located in Canada's Most Haunted Town - Niagara-on-the-Lake! This historic town is a 20 minute drive from Niagara Falls. See below for Hours, Admission Fees, Directions, History, Ghosts and more!

Hours of Operation

Summer ⁄ Fall:
June - July - August:
Open daily 11 am - 8:30 pm
September _ October:
Open daily 11 am - 8:00 pm
 
Winter ⁄ Spring:
November until May:
Open daily: 11 am - 6 pm
 

 

 

Clown from the Museum of the Paranormal

 

Admission to Museum and Ghost Walks

For the Museum of the Paranormal:

Adults: $7.00
Kids 4-13: $4.00
Seniors 60+: $6.00

 

For the Ghost Walk of Niagara-on-the-Lake:

Adults: $13.00
Kids 4-13: $5.00

 

Spooky Package Deal
Combo for both the Museum _ Ghost Walk - SAVE $2.00!

Adults: $18.00
Kids 4-13: $8.00
Seniors 60+: $17.00
Clown from the Museum of the Paranormal

 

Address and Directions for The Museum of the Paranormal

Located at 118 Queen Street down the cobblestone path beside Maple Leaf Fudge

118A Queen Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
L0S1J0

 

Directions:

From the QEW Highway coming from Hamilton and Toronto:

  • Take the QEW towards Niagara
  • Just after the St. Catharines Skyway Bridge – Exit at 38B Glendale Avenue (Niagara-on-the-Lake) Exit
  • Be careful, there is another Glendale Exit 38A just before it
  • Turn RIGHT off of the exit onto Glendale Ave
  • At the end - Turn LEFT on York Road
  • Turn RIGHT at the first set of lights (Airport Road)
  • Follow Airport Road until the end - Turn RIGHT onto Niagara Stone Road (Hwy 55)
  • Follow Niagara Stone Road (Hwy 55) until it ends at Queen Street (approximately 13 kms)
  • Turn RIGHT on Queen Street (T-Intersection with a Golf Course in front of you)
  • This will take you into the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • The Museum of the Paranormal is located at 118A Queen Street
  • Down the cobblestone pathway located directly beside The Maple Leaf Fudge Shop

 

From Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Take the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way), Highway 405 or Highway 420 (depending on where you're coming from)
  • Follow either Highway to the QEW, and look for Exit 38 Glendale Exit to Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Turn RIGHT after exit - Turn LEFT on York Rd
  • Turn RIGHT at the first set of lights (Airport Road)
  • Follow Airport Road until the end - Turn RIGHT onto Niagara Stone Road (Hwy 55)
  • Follow Niagara Stone Road (Hwy 55) until it ends at Queen Street (approximately 13 kms)
  • Turn RIGHT on Queen Street (T-Intersection with a Golf Course in front of you)
  • This will take you into the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • The Museum of the Paranormal is located at 118A Queen Street
  • Down the cobblestone pathway located directly beside The Maple Leaf Fudge Shop

 

Map:

 

History of The Museum of the Paranormal and building

There used to be many Blacksmith shops in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

By the 1920's only one remained. Nicknamed "The Smithy", William Gollop's shop would later be relocated from the north-side of Queen Street to directly behind Gollop's house at 118 Queen Street.

William, or Bill to his friends, first worked for blacksmith Jim Coleman in "The Smithy". He took over the business and moved the entire building across the street to its present site, what would have been the Gollop's backyard.

Bill was the village blacksmith for decades. He was a veteran of World War II and a great workman, well respected by all of the townspeople. As the years carried on, blacksmith work started to fade, but Bill carried on.

Ghosts:

The Museum building is haunted. The two ghosts talked about by psychics visiting the building on different occasions, include a young girl, and a large man dressed like a “blacksmith”.

Doors have opened on their own and more than one person has seen a face that appears and quickly vanishes in front of them.

During renovations in March of 2011, one of the owners was sitting with a helper on the first floor. The owner heard footsteps upstairs. She was about to go up when there was a loud crash, as if something made of glass was thrown hard against the wall.

She wanted to run from the building, but forced herself to stay and gathered her nerve before walking up the stairs. She found… nothing. Everything was in place and nothing was broken.

On another occasion, the owner and an employee were heading downstairs after closing up the museum. The employee was standing at the top of the stairs in complete darkness, the owner halfway down, when the owner heard the employee gasp.

The employee had felt an invisible hand grasp her own at a height which would have been from a child. The owner felt a gust of cold air whip past her as if something had run by and down the stairs.

They left. Once outside, the owner noticed a light was left on. While in the basement turning out the lights, she heard the laughing of a small child. She quickly turned out the lights and ran back upstairs and out of the building.

 

Displays you'll see in the Museum
Post Mortem Photography
One of the Largest Post-Mortem Photography collections!

This type of photograph served less as a reminder of mortality than as a keepsake to remember the dead. It was common with infants as Victorian era childhood mortality was high. In many cases, a post-mortem photo would be the only image the parents would have of their baby.
   
Lizzie the Doll
Lizzie the Doll - Don't Look Away!

Lizzie the Doll's eyes are said to move on their own. After only being open a short while, 2 different visitors have witnesses the moving peepers! One visitor even swore Lizzie winked at her. Many people looking through the museum will not go into the corner where Lizzie lives because of the doll's "spooky energy".
   
Famous Ghost Photos from around the World
The Most Famous Ghost Photos in the World

Featuring highly scrutinized ghost photos of different energy, phenomenon, and in some cases full body apparitions. The collection includes The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall, the ghost at Boot Hill, The Madonna of Bachelor's Grove and much more!
   
Ghost Tools table with Ouija Board, EMF detector, Parabolic Mic, Pendulum and Divining Rods
Seance table with Ghost Tools Table and Spirit (Ouija) Board

This table centres the room with different items to experience, including an EMF detector, a parabolic microphone, a pendulum with board, divining rods. And our main tool, an authentic Spirit Board (or Ouija) used in real investigations by paranormal group Haunted Hamilton! One of the main rules of contacting the dead with a Spirit Board (Ouija) is - never use it in your home. Feel free to use it at the Museum... a few more inhabitants are more than welcome!
and many more spooky items await your arrival