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RiverBrink Art Museum


General Information

RiverBrink Art Museum, located in the historic village of Queenston, within the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, is a public art museum open since 1983. Situated in a large country home overlooking the Niagara River, the museum features exhibitions from the renowned art collection of Samuel E. Weir, as well as outstanding artworks on loan from Canadian and international collections. The museum grounds and gardens provide a spectacular view of the Niagara River.


The museum holds approximately 1,400 works in the permanent collection, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts. The focus of the collection is historical Canadian art, with additional holdings of European art (particularly British and French) and American art. The collection contains works from some of Canada’s most significant artists:  Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, the members of the Group of Seven, Cornelius Krieghoff, Paul Kane, and Marc Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté.


The RiverBrink Reference Library contains over 4,000 books on fine and decorative arts, history and Canadiana. In addition, the collection includes 500 rare and limited edition books, available for consultation by appointment. These include books such as A New Discovery of the Vast Country in America (London 1698) by Father Louis Hennepin and Travels Through the Canadas (London 1807) by George Heriot.


RiverBrink presents a popular summer lecture series and a walking tour of Queenston. For further information about our walking tours or about lecture dates and subjects, please visitwww.riverbrink.org, email us at info@riverbrink.org or call 905-262-4510.


Hours of Operation

RiverBrink is open 10 am to 5 pm daily, from Victoria Day to the end of October.  And, as of 2012, we are now open during the winter Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm, fromNovember 1st to Victoria Day.


RiverBrink Art Museum is located at 116 Queenston Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on the scenic Niagara Parkway, halfway between Niagara Falls and “Old Town” Niagara-on-the-Lake.


2013 exhibitions:


     Sam Weir, The Consummate Collector

     The Battle of Lake Erie

     Nineteenth-Century Views of the War of 1812

     Norval Morrisseau, Journey With a Genius

     A Private Collection of Inuit Sculpture

     Marine Art: Work, Play and Peril

Further Information

Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake


Ownership & Management


Admission Fee

by appointment and admission cost (seasonal) General Admission Fees:Adults $5 Seniors $4 Children 12 and under free Tour with the Curator:Adults $11 Seniors $ 8 Students $ 6


116 Queenston St., PO Box 266
Queenston, Ontario
L0S 1L0


(905) 262 4510

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.1704348953
Longitude -79.0570526489
UTM easting 657930
UTM northing 4781574


116 Queenston St., PO Box 266
Queenston, Ontario
L0S 1L0
Tel (905) 262 4510
Fax (905) 262 4477
Email manager@riverbrink.org

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