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Exhibits & Galleries

Exhibits & Galleries

History and culture come alive at
St. Jacobs Exhibits and Galleries

St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle
Model Railway

See North America's finest O-scale layout! Over 3,000 square feet depicting Southern Ontario during the 1950s when Steam and Diesel locomotives co-existed. Open weekends May - Dec and other select dates. Groups by appointment.
Read a blogger's take on the Railway here!

1440 King St., Building 3*
St. Jacobs
*brown building in parking lot off Albert St.
519 664 3737


St Jacobs Aberfoyle Model Railway

Mill Exhibits and Galleries


The Mill Exhibits are now reopened in the newly renovated basement of the Mill. Enter off Front Street via the orange door under the awning at The Mill.

The Maple Syrup Museum

Learn about the history of maple syrup production and see artifacts, photographs, and displays that describe the local maple syrup industry. (Reopening spring 2016 following renovations and a move to the Mill's lower level). Purchase maple syrup products nearby at Farm Pantry, 1386 King Street, St. Jacobs.

The Mill, basement
1441 King St. North

History of Electricity

Learn about early experiments with static electricity and the 200 years it took to produce light in the laboratory. Discover St. Jacobs' connection to early public hydro; see the original turbine that helped power the Mill and village lights; also see vintage artifacts and photos.

The Mill, Basement Level
1441 King St. North

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Model Train Panorama

Hear the whistle blowin’! See the charm of our rural past depicted in an HO scale model railway. Incredible miniature scenes including farming, a barn raising, an Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse, St. Jacobs circa 1940s. A large collection of “O" scale trains and railroad memorabilia is also on display.

The Mill, 4th Floor
1441 King St. North

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