About the Museum

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.






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Museum Address

414 Regent Street Barriefield,

(Kingston) ON K7K 5R1


Mailing Address

P.O Box 2146

Kingston K7L 5J9


Museum Hours

Please note: Due to Covid-19 our usual hours of operation have changed. Please check "Current Open Hours" on the "Events" page for up-to-date open hours. 

July and August: Tuesday to Saturday   10:00 am - 3:00 pm

September to December: Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & Thursday   9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

January: CLOSED

February to Mid-March: By appointment only

Mid-March to June: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday  9:00 am - 3:00 p.m.

Other times may be available by appointment. 


School Classes and Groups

By appointment: Call 613-544-9113

(May be arranged for times outside of our regular operating hours.)