Come And Imagine What It Was Like
The Frontenac County Schools Museum began as a project to celebrate Kingston's Tercentenary in 1973. A small group of retired educators spent many hours researching schools, photographing sites, collecting books and artifacts, and microfilming hundreds of school records. In 1977, the Museum Association was formally established. The museum opened to the public in 1979. In 2006, it moved to its present location, 414 Regent Street, in historic Barriefield Village.
Fall Season Hours

NEW HOURS   September to December

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Come and see our new displays about Rural School Fairs & Children's Books

At the Museum

  • September 26   KAM (Kingston Area Museums) meeting at the Schools Museum
  • September 28   Class visit 1:00 pm
  • September 30 - October 1   Dry Stone Festival - museum open 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • October 3   Senior's group visits the Schools Museum 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • October 11-13   Ontario Museum Association Conference in Kingston
  • October 11   OMA group visit to the Schools Museum
  • October 17   Museum outreach - Schools Museum visits Rosewood Retirement Home

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?      Please consider one of these opportunities:

- School Marm or School Master for visiting classes
- General handyperson to help keep the museum in good condition
- Help to catalogue our artefact collection (training provided)
- Occasional help at special events

You do not have to be a retired teacher. Contact the musuem to find out more.


414 Regent Street
Barriefield, (Kingston) ON
K7K 5R1


Phone: 613-544-9113
Official KAM Selected Treasure
A letter of condolence to Lady Macdonald upon the death of her husband, Sir John A. Macdonald
Collection of Canadian Authors
For King and Country
A Story of 1812
    Year-round Museum activities include participation in:
  • Classroom lessons with a "Schoolmistress"
  • Special Events
  • Heritage Interpretation through viewing and discussing exhibits in the Gallery
  • Identifying Artifacts used in Pioneer Schools
  • Enjoying the books used in early times
  • Research facilities