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Educational Opportunities

Here at the Billy Bishop Museum, we take pride in proving educational programs for all to enjoy. 


Our Themes

We have created these five themes for Billy Bishop Home & Museum so that we may connect to multiple streams with science, visual arts, and history. This provides your students with an expanded learning experience that includes a variety of ways to interact with the museum and its collections.

1. The Great War: The Local Soldier

The Great War through the lens of those who served in Canada's expeditionary forces; railway workers, foresters, cavalry, and conscripted Canadian soldiers.

2. Second World War & Canada's Role

The Second World War and the industry of Owen Sound and area that supported the war effort.

3. Billy Takes Flight

The career of ace Billy Bishop in WWI and his recruiting and formation of the RCAF in the Second World War, up to our current Canadian Air Forces & flight industry.

4. If These Walls Could Talk

Owen Sound through the histories of the buildings - starting with the Bishop family and their home.

5. Victorian Times

Explore the life and times of the Victorian Era.

Our Programs

School and Youth Groups Tours

The museum offers free school and youth group tours.

Tours must be prebooked minimum of 3 weeks prior to your preferred visiting date.

A small craft, writing activity or hidden object game can be included when requested. 

If youth groups are booked after hours there is a $5.00 charge per adult, youth are still free.

Legion trips may be available and scheduling will need to be confirmed.

One adult supervisor for every 6 youth is required for each tour.

To inquire or schedule a tour please email

Curatorial Collaboration with Students

Always wondered how an exhibit is put together - or thought: "I could do that!?"

Work with our Curator of Collections and other staff as we guide you through the process of preparing YOUR exhibit, which will be featured in our Museum. We are happy to work with individual students as an alternative for-credit project and to work with teachers to build the project into your classroom/curriculum.

To inquire about this program, please email

We LOVE to work with energetic and inspired students who share our passion for the history of Billy Bishop, Canadian military history, and life in Victorian times - you may even have a few ideas of your own! If you are a high-school student thinking about a career in museums, history, arts, education, anthropology, archaeology, teaching or business, think about us. Better yet, come by and talk to us. We believe in adapting your placement to your needs - whether that's exploring everything or a very specific career goal. 

For more information please email

Students currently attending Museum Studies, Curatorial, and Business programs, consider us for your placement. We are a small house museum, with a small staff working on a National Historic Site-scale. This means your voice and input are valuable to us and play a vital role in our development. We would be happy to speak with you and your program coordinator to create a customized placement that helps you achieve your goals for the career you want to pursue. Already have a vision for a program, an event, or implementing a new technology? We'd love to hear from you, and then help you make that vision a reality. 

For more information please email

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