How to Donate
What do we collect?
The Oshawa Museum's collections reflect our mandate to preserve and actively promote awareness and appreciation of Oshawa's history for the education, enrichment and enjoyment of a diverse audience.
The Oshawa Museum focuses on collecting objects related specifically to the City of Oshawa from the earliest Indigenous inhabitants to the present day.
Where do museum collections come from?
The museum's collections has and does come from people just like you! While objects are sometimes purchased for specific exhibitions or programs, the vast majority of the museum's objects are donated by the community. We are not able to accept every item that is offered to the museum. Each potential acquisition is reviewed to ensure that it fits the Museum's mission, can be given proper care, and does not duplicate existing objects in the collections.
If you have an object you would like the Oshawa Museum to consider for donation to the Museum's artefact collection, please contact the Curator at 905-436-7624 ext. 103 or by email:
If you have a photograph, map or document you would like the Oshawa Museum to consider for donation to the Museum’s archival collection, please contact the Archivist at 905-436-7624 ext. 100 or by email: