Our Mission Statement
Billy Bishop Museum is a non-profit organization committed to preserving local history, including the childhood home of Victoria Cross recipient William Avery “Billy” Bishop. The Museum seeks to engage our community by connecting local stories to the Canadian war experience and broader currents of global history
About Our Museum
The Queen-Anne style Victorian home was built in 1884 and is a beautiful house in the heart of Owen Sound. Air Marshal William Avery "Billy" Bishop was born and lived in the home until he was 17 years old when he went to Royal Military Collage in Kingston.
Billy Bishop is Canada's charismatic hero of the Great War (the first World War 1914 - 1918). An adventurous, mischievous, and restless spirit, Billy was driven to be the best in all he did.
Take a step back in time to explore the lives of the Bishop Family, and discover the story of one of Canada's most important icons. The Museum also serves to remember the contributions of the many servicemen and women and to always remember our Veterans and those currently serving.