About Our Collections

The stewardship of the collections is a public trust. We value the trust placed with us to safeguard the collection, and we recognize our responsibility to strategically develop the collection for future generations. Our collection is diverse, just like Oshawa’s history, and we are committed to expanding the narratives we share. We care for over 50,000 objects and photographs covering social history, science, technology, and Indigenous history and will continue to strategically manage and develop the collection as a growing resource for education and research.



A glimpse into the behind the scenes work here at the Oshawa Museum. Adam, a Visitor Host here at the OM, is working on cataloguing a donation that was received in December. The donation includes the case and the scouting articles of clothing contained within.