Bancroft Mineral Museum


The Bancroft Mineral and Mining Museum is housed in the fully-restored heritage train station and is owned and operated by the Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club.  Stop by and discover the history of the mining in the area, learn about mineral collecting, or explore over 400 local specimens, all on display in the 1200 square-foot showroom. The museum also has mineral guidebooks for sale.

Bancroft Mineral Museum

The museum is located at:
8 Hastings Heritage Way
Bancroft, Ontario

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Comments (6)

  • Allen Steinburg Reply

    Myself and one other are extraction large octahedral pyrite crystals up to 30 cm so far from an abandoned mine near Brockville, ON. I want to inquire whether or not your museum would be interested in acquiring one? If so we would be interested in hearing from you. A picture can be sent if requested.

    December 12, 2021 at 12:09 pm
    • Tyler Reply

      Is the mine open to the public ? Or private land I live in the brockville area . If you could email me the details if your willing

      September 11, 2023 at 11:08 pm
  • Barbara Palmer Reply

    Is the museum open Saturday October 1st.

    September 30, 2022 at 9:04 pm
  • natasha wirtanen Reply

    Hi we live in Peterborough and we have discovered a huge meteorite..most unusual piece we have ever seen we require some assistance with identifying this huge piece please

    June 22, 2023 at 4:03 pm
  • Janet Elder Reply


    I am in possession of a “Society of Arts Best Guinea Set of Blowpipe Apparatus” manufactured by J T Letcher in Truro, Cornwall in about 1880. It was used by explorers and prospectors to analyze minerals in the field, specifically in Australia. It appears that all parts, of which there are 42, are present. It is in its original wooden box with label inside the lid.

    I am wondering if the Bancroft Mineral Museum would be interested in having this for its collection of items related to mining. If so I will happily donate it.


    Janet Elder

    July 27, 2023 at 8:29 am
  • Pasquale DiGiacomo Reply

    I believe this museum has relocated. The building is mow open to an agency.

    September 4, 2023 at 4:00 am

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