• Ireland House at Oakridge Farm

Built between 1835-1837, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington's earliest settlers. Emigrating from Bowes, Yorkshire, England in 1819 at the age of 27, he petitioned for land at Oakridge Farm and so began a legacy that continues today. Joseph and his descendants occupied Ireland House until 1985. In 1987, the City of Burlington purchased the property from the estate of Lucie Marie Ireland Bush and established a museum, restoring the homestead to illustrate three distinct time periods that represent the generations of Irelands who lived in the house: 1850s, 1890s and 1920s. Ninety percent of the furnishings are original to the Ireland family thanks to a generous donation by Helen Ireland Caldwell, Marie's first cousin. Restorations of the house have reclaimed missing elements of former times, bringing the Museum back to its feeling of a period home and farm.

The property consists of 4 acres of woodland, gardens, potting shed, cottage/drive shed, and picnic areas. Tours of the property, living historical demonstrations, special events and educational programs are offered.

Closed Mondays and Saturdays.


Location:

2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON
L7P 5A8
905-332-9888

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  • Upcoming Events

    • Toddler Days - Brown Bear, Brown Bear
      Ireland House Museum

      Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? Today we’ll find out as we listen to the story, practice moving… More >

      Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? Today we’ll find out as we listen to the story, practice moving like animals, and sort the characters by size.

      Toddler Days runs Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. The cost is $5/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary.

      Preregistration is strongly recommended. Please visit our website, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Oct -
      19
    • Toddler Days - Halloween
      Ireland House Museum

      Halloween is coming, and we’re ready to celebrate at Ireland House Museum. We’ll be making Frankenworms, racing spiders, and feeding… More >

      Halloween is coming, and we’re ready to celebrate at Ireland House Museum. We’ll be making Frankenworms, racing spiders, and feeding a friendly monster!

      Toddler Days runs Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. The cost is $5/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary.

      Preregistration is strongly recommended. Please visit our website, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Oct -
      26
    • Toddler Days - Christmas
      Ireland House Museum

      How does your family celebrate over the holiday? Today we’ll be sorting ornaments, counting bows, and singing carols! Toddler Days… More >

      How does your family celebrate over the holiday? Today we’ll be sorting ornaments, counting bows, and singing carols!

      Toddler Days runs Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. The cost is $5/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary.

      Preregistration is strongly recommended. Please visit our website, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Nov -
      02
    • Lego Club - Inventions
      Ireland House Museum

      Did you know that Lego was invented in Denmark in 1949? Today we’ll be learning more about how Lego was… More >

      Did you know that Lego was invented in Denmark in 1949? Today we’ll be learning more about how Lego was created, and have fun coming up with inventions of our own! We’ll make inventor goggles, and build Lego robots!

      Lego Club is a supervised drop-off program which takes place one Sunday per month throughout the school year. Each month the Lego Club activities are guided by a different theme, and incorporate Lego building, games, and crafts. The program runs from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and the cost is $10/child between the ages of 5 and 12.

      Register online here, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Nov -
      05
    • A Christmas Event at Ireland House Museum
      Ireland House Museum

      Celebrate the holiday season with traditions of an earlier time at Ireland House Museum from 11am to 4pm. Visitors will… More >

      Celebrate the holiday season with traditions of an earlier time at Ireland House Museum from 11am to 4pm. Visitors will take a special holiday tour of the Museum, sample Victorian treats made on the 1830s Rumford hearth, and make a traditional tin punched ornament.  There will also be horse and wagon rides, live reindeer’s, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

      All inclusive admission: Adult $10.00, Youth 3-16 $8.00, Children 2 and under free.

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email valerie.amaral@burlington.ca

      Web https://museumsofburlington.ca/events/289-a-christmas-event-at-ireland-house-museum-november-19-2017


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      - Nov -
      19
    • Lego Club - Jungle
      Ireland House Museum

      Watch out! Phew, you almost stepped on a giant jungle beetle! Keep an eye out today as we build our… More >

      Watch out! Phew, you almost stepped on a giant jungle beetle! Keep an eye out today as we build our own jungle tree houses and river boats. We’ll also be making binoculars before we head out to look for exotic animals.

      Lego Club is a supervised drop-off program which takes place one Sunday per month throughout the school year. Each month the Lego Club activities are guided by a different theme, and incorporate Lego building, games, and crafts. The program runs from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and the cost is $10/child between the ages of 5 and 12.

      Register online here, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Jan -
      14
    • Lego Club - Mighty Machines
      Ireland House Museum

      These days we’re surrounded by, and rely upon, all different types of machines. They help us cook, clean, get around… More >

      These days we’re surrounded by, and rely upon, all different types of machines. They help us cook, clean, get around town, and more! Today we’ll be building some machines of our own. We’ll travel into the past in our own custom time machines, then journey back to the present to make candy machines. We’ll also use a simple pulley machine to send our Lego minifigures down a zip line!

      Lego Club is a supervised drop-off program which takes place one Sunday per month throughout the school year. Each month the Lego Club activities are guided by a different theme, and incorporate Lego building, games, and crafts. The program runs from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and the cost is $10/child between the ages of 5 and 12.

      Register online here, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Feb -
      11
    • Lego Club - Circus
      Ireland House Museum

      Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Today’s the day! We’re building a circus, and making… More >

      Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Today’s the day! We’re building a circus, and making circus mosaics with Lego. We’ll also build a Lego ring toss game to play, and guess how many Lego blocks are in a mystery container!

      Lego Club is a supervised drop-off program which takes place one Sunday per month throughout the school year. Each month the Lego Club activities are guided by a different theme, and incorporate Lego building, games, and crafts. The program runs from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and the cost is $10/child between the ages of 5 and 12.

      Register online here, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Mar -
      11
    • Lego Club - Mystery
      Ireland House Museum

      Calling all sleuths! An artifact has gone missing from the museum, and we need your help to find it! We… More >

      Calling all sleuths! An artifact has gone missing from the museum, and we need your help to find it! We will follow evidence left behind by the thief to discover their identity, and recover our stolen artifact. We’ll work on our code cracking skills, and use Lego to help us overcome obstacles that we encounter on our adventure.

      Lego Club is a supervised drop-off program which takes place one Sunday per month throughout the school year. Each month the Lego Club activities are guided by a different theme, and incorporate Lego building, games, and crafts. The program runs from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and the cost is $10/child between the ages of 5 and 12.

      Register online here, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Apr -
      15
    • Lego Club - Under the Sea
      Ireland House Museum

      Get your scuba suits ready! There’s a whole other world under the sea, and today we’ll be taking a dive… More >

      Get your scuba suits ready! There’s a whole other world under the sea, and today we’ll be taking a dive to explore it.  We will build our own Lego boats to take us out into the middle of the sea. We will explore the underwater wildlife, and make a moving fish! We will also build our own lego reefs and underwater cities!

      Lego Club is a supervised drop-off program which takes place one Sunday per month throughout the school year. Each month the Lego Club activities are guided by a different theme, and incorporate Lego building, games, and crafts. The program runs from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and the cost is $10/child between the ages of 5 and 12.

      Register online here, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - May -
      06
    • Lego Club - Lego Party
      Ireland House Museum

      There ain’t no party like a Lego Club party, ‘cause a Lego Club party don’t stop! We’re celebrating the start… More >

      There ain’t no party like a Lego Club party, ‘cause a Lego Club party don’t stop! We’re celebrating the start of summer, Lego-style, today! We will play Lego “I Spy,” run a Lego spoon race, and enjoy a Lego-themed snack, just to name a few activities!

      Lego Club is a supervised drop-off program which takes place one Sunday per month throughout the school year. Each month the Lego Club activities are guided by a different theme, and incorporate Lego building, games, and crafts. The program runs from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and the cost is $10/child between the ages of 5 and 12.

      Register online here, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      10
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