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We are closed for the 2018 season and will re-open in spring 2019. In 1967, Sandy MacLachlan created the Woodworking Museum as a Centennial Project. To house the collection, he dismantled an 1855 log house, originally built by the White family in...more
Thus Summer this museum changed the way you can visit, offering many more workshops and activities for all ages You no longer pay an entry fee but you do have the opportunity to buy a "Lumber Kit" at the museum and then go into the...More
The museum is several rooms, the first is an old log cabin with information on log cabins and differences in styles. The next room is collections of woodworking tools, and while we were there a woman was giving a carpentry lesson to a group of...More
no one at this "museum" knows anything about woodworking, basically children hired for a summer job without interest or knowledge about cabinet making, timber framing, or even wood/lumber; much less hand planes, saws, chisels, slicks, gouges etc.
Nice collection of moulding planes and some interesting...More
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Julie F, Public Relations Manager at MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017
We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. Our curator is a master carpenter who works with a our team of heritage students each summer to ensure they are well versed in the museum's exhibits and workshops. Feedback like yours, though...More
Tough review to write.
All the workers here were really informative and enthusiastic. The reason I can't give it 5/5 is because it wasn't really our thing.
That said, if you're interested in the history of woodworking, or giving some basic woodworking tools a go,...More
The small museum is nicely done. May be really interesting to folks who are interested in tools, local woods and general information. While we were there we saw an exhibit on the Shakers. It was very well done with examples of furnishings and explanation of...More
This is a small quaint museum. If you are a wood worker or appreciate woodworking this is a good stop. They even have an area for children to play with wood working tools. Great stop and very knowledgeable staff.